The J. Paul Getty Museum

Portrait Head of Plautilla

Object Details

Title:

Portrait Head of Plautilla

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Roman

Place:

Roman Empire (Place Created)

Date:

A.D. 200–205

Medium:

Marble, fine-grained

Object Number:

72.AA.118

Dimensions:

30.5 × 18 × 22 cm (12 × 7 1/16 × 8 11/16 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
- 1972

Robin Symes, Limited, Founded 1977, dissolved 2005 (London, England), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1972.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Roman Portrait Sculpture (February 20 to April 9, 1980)
  • Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery (Santa Cruz), February 20 to April 9, 1980
Portraits: Ancient and Contemporary (October 14 to November 10, 1980)
  • Laband Gallery, Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles), October 14 to November 10, 1980
Caesars and Citizens: Roman Portrait Sculpture from the J. Paul Getty Museum (April 26, 1981 to February 28, 1982)
  • Philbrook Museum of Art (Tulsa), April 26 to July 12, 1981
  • Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery (Austin), September 17 to December 6, 1981
  • Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix), January 6 to February 28, 1982
Tyranny and Transformation in Roman Portraiture (September 16, 2000 to March 25, 2001)
  • Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University (Atlanta), September 16, 2000 to January 8, 2001
  • Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven), January 30 to March 25, 2001
Bibliography
Bibliography

Frel, Jirí, and Elizabeth Buckley. Greek and Roman Portraits in the J. Paul Getty Museum. exh. cat. California State University at Northridge, October 16-November 11, 1973 (1973), no. 41.

Vermeule, Cornelius, and Norman Neuerberg. Catalogue of the Ancient Art in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1973), p. 34, no. 74, ill.

Fittschen, Klaus. "Review of Das römische Herrscherbild, 3, 1. Caracalla, Geta, Plautilla, Macrinus bis Balbinus," Göttingische gelehrte Anzeigen 230 (1978), 149 n. 29.

Fredericksen, Burton B., Jiří Frel, and Gillian Wilson. Guidebook: The J. Paul Getty Museum. 4th ed. Sandra Morgan, ed. (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1978), p. 52.

Inan, Jale, and Elisabeth Alföldi-Rosenbaum. Römische und frühbyzantinische Porträtplastik aus der Türkei: neue Funde. (Mainz am Rhein : von Zabern, 1979), pp. 333-34, no. 333; pl. 240.3-4. wrongly said to be from Asia Minor.

Erhart, Patricia, Jiri Frel, Sandra Morgan, and Sheldon Nodelman. Roman Portraits: Aspects of Self and Society (exh. cat.), Sesnon Art Gallery, University of California at Santa Cruz, February 20-April 9, 1980, and Loyola Marymount University Art Gallery, October 14-November 11, 1980. (1980), no. 15.

Frel, Jirí. In collaboration with Sandra Knudsen Morgan. Roman Portraits in the Getty Museum. Exh. cat. for "Caesars and Citizens," Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 26-July 12, 1981, pp. 92-93, 130, no. 76, ill.

Yegul, Fikret K. "A Roman Lady from a Southern California Collection." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 9 (1981), pp. 63-68, p. 65; figs. 8-10.

Chamay, Jacques, Jiřì Frel, and Jean-Louis Maier. Le monde des Césars: Portraits romains (Geneva: Musée d'art et d'histoire de Genève 1982), p. 185; pls. 40, 40a-b.

Nodelman, Sheldon. "A Portrait of the Empress Plautilla." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 10 (1982), pp. 105-120, figs. 1-5.

Varner, Eric R., ed. From Caligula to Constantine. Tyranny and Transformation in Roman Portraiture. Exh. cat., Michael C. Carlos Museum, September 16, 2000-January 7, 2001; Yale University Art Gallery, January 31-March 25, 2001. Atlanta: 2000, pp. 180-83, cat. no. 42.

Ziegler, Daniela. Frauenfrisuren der römischen Antike-Abbild und Realität. (Berlin: Weißensee-Verlag, 2000), pp. 52-53, no. 18, pl. 9.

Meischner, Jutta, Bildnisse der Spätantike 193-500. Problemfelder: Die Privatporträts (Berlin: Edition BNB, 2001), p. 20 (AD 193-207).

Varner, Eric R. Mutilation and Transformation. Damnatio Memoriae and Roman Imperial Portraiture (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2004), pp. 166-67, fig. 164.