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Reconstructed Roman female head

Caroline Wilkinson

 
Reconstructed Roman female head
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 30cm

Full image caption

Reconstructed female head. This head was cast from the skull of the skeleton found lying inside a lead coffin found at Spitafields. It reconstructs the look of a young woman in her early to mid twenties. Evidence from isotope analyses of her teeth revealed that she originated from the Western Mediterranean and was probably a first generation of immigrants from either Italy, Southern France or Spain. She is therefore portrayed with dark hair and her hair is fashioned in a 4th century style.

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1990 AD - 2000 AD
Image Number
 
000814

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