Theodora the Byzantine EmpressYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
This is my 2nd attempt to recreate the portrait of one of the greatest women in history.
Theodora, Empress of Eastern Roman Empire, wife of Justinian I, reigned alongside her husband from 527 until her death in 548. She influenced important law introductions in area of societal care, especially for women & children: A wife could not be separated from her dowry•Daughters could inherit equal portion of family estate•Working class women could own inns and shops•Built safe houses for repenting women•Banned child prostitution!
I took image references from the only known statue, the head of Theodora, from the collection of Castello Sforzesco, Milano and from the famous mosaics in Basillica San Vitale, Ravenna. https://arteantica.milanocastello.it/it/content/scultore-bizantino-testa-femminile-detta-di-teodora
Note: This is an artistic interpretation. Basic mesh developed in Maya, textures & paint finished in Mudbox. @remakingTheodora was a thrilling exploration, so much, I might remake her for the third time..:)