Important carved marble head of a woman, possibly representing the Empress Livia (Diva Iulia Augusta, 58 BC-29 AD), second wife of the Emperor Augustus, from the front.
Her characteristic hairstyle is composed of long wavy locks separated by a middle part, it is covered with the palla.
Roman art, circa 1st century AD.
H. 23.5 cm (9 inches).
Former collection of Thierry Le Luron (1952-1986).