When there is no archaeological record: Portrait Bust of a Flavian Woman (Fonseca bust)


Portrait Bust of a Flavian Woman (Fonseca bust), early 2nd century C.E., marble, 63 inches high (Capitoline Museum, Rome). Part 1 can be watched here.


Additional resources:

Elizabeth Marlowe, Shaky Ground: Context, Connoisseurship and the History of Roman Art (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013)


Smarthistory images for teaching and learning:

Cite this page as: Dr. Elizabeth Marlowe and Dr. Steven Zucker, "When there is no archaeological record: Portrait Bust of a Flavian Woman (Fonseca bust)," in Smarthistory, September 1, 2017, accessed October 22, 2018, https://smarthistory.org/ungrounded-portrait-bust-of-a-flavian-woman-fonseca-bust/.