A good state of preservation characterizes the marble female bust portrait in the Torlonia Museum, called Aquilia Severa only by the antiquarian tradition. Nevertheless, to identify the Augusta remains purely speculative. Stylistic analysis shows light similarities to heads of the severian empresses, stronger in the coiffure-fashion. The likeness displays a pleasant and harmonious treatment which makes significant use of geometric shape according to the linguistic code of the time flexed to represent a private domina. The provenance of the sculped portrait from Tor Sapienza near Rome remains unfortunately hypothetical.

Imitatio Augustae: un ritratto severiano della collezione Torlonia

M. E. Micheli
2021-01-01

Abstract

A good state of preservation characterizes the marble female bust portrait in the Torlonia Museum, called Aquilia Severa only by the antiquarian tradition. Nevertheless, to identify the Augusta remains purely speculative. Stylistic analysis shows light similarities to heads of the severian empresses, stronger in the coiffure-fashion. The likeness displays a pleasant and harmonious treatment which makes significant use of geometric shape according to the linguistic code of the time flexed to represent a private domina. The provenance of the sculped portrait from Tor Sapienza near Rome remains unfortunately hypothetical.
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