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Gypsy

  • Gypsy. National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida © Ministerio de Cultura

    Gypsy. National Museum of Roman Art in Mérida © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Sculpture

Date

1-100 (1st century A.D.)

Cultural background

Roman

Original title

Gitana
National Museum of Roman Art
Mérida
Badajoz, Extremadura
Badajoz

Depiction in marble of a young Roman girl with a fringe of ringlets and two longer locks at each side, nicknamed 'the little gypsy girl'.

This hairstyle may be no more than simply a local fashion of the time. Her ears have two holes for inserting earrings, a normal feature of Roman statuary, in addition to the use of paint, which has in this case been lost.

Details of the work

Object
Bust

Dimensions
Height = 42 cm; Maximum width = 24 cm; Maximum depth = 21 cm

Technique
Sculpted

Material
Marble

  

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