This is a 3D model of an ancient marble Roman imperial portrait bust of Marciana in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (catalog no. 20.200). This is an official portrait bust of Marciana, elder sister of Trajan. This portrait bust demonstrates some of the highly elaborate hairstyles and hair pieces for ladies of the imperial court in Rome.
This portrait bust is from the Hadrianic Period. Marciana was the grandmother of Sabina, Hadrian’s wife.
Ancient World 3D
This model posting is part of Ancient World 3D, a project that provides curated 3D open access content for Classical Studies. Each model has an etched catalog# and 3D Printable frame(coming soon) for building a library. The original model was posted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This entry was composed by Jennifer Hurley and Ryan Knapp (Dr. Elizabeth Thill, advisor).
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