Fine Art

An Old Lady Who’s Traveled Far

A newly acquired classical artifact now resides on the couch’s end table.
A newly acquired classical artifact now resides on the couch’s end table.

She’s an ancient Roman marble head dating from 100 — 200 AD which was found in Israel. Most of the Roman busts that I had researched to purchase had missing noses or diminished details. Not so with her. Her features are very beautiful still. I’m not sure that I like the display plinth. For one thing, the swivel pin is bent so that her head is tilted slightly back. So if you were to look at her at eye level, she looks like she’s purposely tilting her head back to gaze upwards. I don’t think this was the artist’s intention. Perhaps the gallery set her this way so that she’s best viewed from above while resting on a tabletop. For more photos of this beauty click the link below.

(above) I could have photographed her with a more contrasting background, but I felt it was more important to keep her where she will permanently reside. Besides it makes me nervous to move her around.
(above) I could have photographed her with a more contrasting background, but I felt it was more important to keep her where she will permanently reside. Besides it makes me nervous to move her around.
(above) As you can see she looks better when viewed from above.
(above) As you can see she looks better when viewed from above.

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