Vestal Virgin

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published on 31 May 2014

Marble head from a portrait statue of a veiled priestess of the goddess Vesta. The headdress identifies the subject as a Vestal Virgin. Above her hair are six folds of the infula, a long woolen band wrapped around the head to hang in two loops, passed behind the ears. Made 100-120 CE. (British Museum, London)



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