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Un portrait d'Agrippine la jeune trouvé en Narbonnaise, à Nègrepelisse (Tarn)

Authors
Journal
Revue archéologique de Narbonnaise
0557-7705
Publisher
PERSEE Program
Publication Date
Volume
22
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3406/ran.1989.1350

Abstract

This female marble portrait in the Saint- Raymond museum in Toulouse, and coming from Nègrepelisse (Tarn-et-Garonne) is the sole genuine effigy of Agrippina the Younger discovered up to now. The young lady's hairstyle is a typical example of the fashion circa the middle of the 1st century A.D. According to the arrangement of the hair, the portrait is in keeping with the Ancône type and could be dated back to the period following the wedding with Emperor Claudius. On the other hand, the identification of the huge head of Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges and of the head of Cavaillon remains hypothetical because they are very poorly preserved, and show iconographie differences with the commonly acknowledged images.

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