Bust of Faustina the Elder

Inv. Scu 851

This head was sculpted out of Parian Marble. It represents Faustina, wife of the Emperor Antoninus who ruled Rome from 138 to 161 A.D.

She is shown with her head turned to the right. Her eyebrows are the result of incision, as are her finely defined eyes. She is draped in a tunic that ties at her right shoulder.

The work was found near Via Principe Eugenio.