The J. Paul Getty Museum

Portrait of a Veiled Female Head, Perhaps Sabina

Object Details

Title:

Portrait of a Veiled Female Head, Perhaps Sabina

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Roman

Place:

Roman Empire (Place Created)

Date:

early 2nd century A.D.

Medium:

Marble

Object Number:

70.AA.117

Dimensions:

40.5 × 26.5 × 26 cm (15 15/16 × 10 7/16 × 10 1/4 in.)

Credit Line:

Gift of J. Paul Getty

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Provenance
Provenance
before 1831

Michele Grimani, Italian, died 1875

by 1875 - 1901

Sir Francis Cook, 1st viscount of Montserrat, English, 1817 - 1901, by inheritance to his son, Sir Frederick Lucas Cook, 1901.

1901 - still in 1908
- 1953

Spink & Son, Ltd., sold to J. Paul Getty, 1953.

1953 - 1970

J. Paul Getty, American, 1892 - 1976, donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1970.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
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
Twenty-Five Years of Discovery at Sardis (January 11 to February 22, 1987)
  • University of California at Riverside Art Gallery (Riverside), January 11 to February 22, 1987
Bibliography
Bibliography

Sanquirico, Antonio. Monumenti del Museo Grimani pubblicati nell'anno 1831, esistenti nel gabinetto di antichità, fasc. 1. (Venice: n.p., 1831), pl. 9, ill.

Michaelis, Adolf Theodor Friedrich. Ancient Marbles in Great Britain (Cambridge: University Press, 1882), p. 634, no. 52.

Strong, Eugenie. "Antiques in the Collection of Sir Frederick Cook, Bart." Journal of Hellenic Studies 28 (1908), pp. 26, pl. XVIII, no. 36.

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. 31.

Vermeule, Cornelius, and Norman Neuerberg. Catalogue of the Ancient Art in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1973), pp. 19-20, no. 37, ill.

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. 59, 125, no. 43, ill.

Yegul, Fikret K. "A Roman Lady from a Southern California Collection." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 9 (1981), pp. 63-68, p. 63; fig. 5.

Perry, Marilyn. "Antonio Sanquirico, art merchant of Venice." Labyrinthos 1-2 (1982), pp. 89, 93, fig. 9.

Favaretto, Irene. ""Una tribuna ricca di marmi..." Appunti per una storia delle collezioni dei Grimani di Santa Maria Formosa." Aquileia Nostra 55 (1984), pp. 230-1, fig. 15.

Wegner, M., and R. Unger. "Verzeichnis der Bildnisse von Hadrian und Sabina," Boreas 7 (1984), pp. 105-156, p. 149.

Christie's, London. Antiquities. July 3, 2019, p. 80.