An Older Women?

July 29, 2012 § Leave a comment


I have passed this Roman statue many times at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.  recently I have taken the time to look a bit more closely and to sort through some of my feelings about it. The one thing that has surfaced is the question of this being an older or old woman. If it is that, then it is also the portrait of of woman who was, and still is, graceful, and beautiful. The sign of being a “proper” member of her society are clear but just as clear to me is a natural beauty that is reluctant of leave her. I hope it never did.  This was carved around 6o or 70 AD 

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