‏‏‎ Female Bust ‏‏‎ Female Bust

National Museum of Archaeology

National Museum of Archaeology
Lisboa, Portugal

This female bust is adorned with a  "wasps nest" hairstyle with three rows of overlapping curls in the front and braids brought back.This hairstyle was made fashionable by Julia, daughter of Titus wife of Domiciano during the Flavian period. The bust comes from a Roman Villa in Milreu, Faro. This bust shows the importance of imperial fashion in the Roman socio-economic elites in Lusitania during the 1st-2nd centuries AD.


  • Title: ‏‏‎ Female Bust ‏‏‎ Female Bust
  • Date Created: 1th - 2nd Centuries AD
  • Location: National Museum of Archaeology
  • Provenance: Milreu, Faro, Portugal
  • Rights: José Pessoa. ADF/DGPC, José Pessoa ADF/DGPC
  • Medium: Marble
  • Art Form: Sculpture

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