Roman bone hairpin

 
Roman bone hairpin
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 31cm

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Roman bone hairpin. This hairpin is carved in bone and shows a portrait of Vibia Sabina - wife of Emperor Hadrian who ruled from 117- 138AD. Sabina's portrait is highly decorated and her drapery and hair which is surmounted by the imperial diadem, is very well modelled.

Image Details

Date
 
43 AD - 450 AD
Image Number
 
000423

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