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Miniature portrait of the empress Julia Domna

3rd century A.D.

Ivory

3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)
3.8 × 2.8 × 2.8 cm (1 1/2 × 1 1/8 × 1 1/8 in.)
Gift of Thomas T. Solley, B.A. 1950
2002.15.1
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Roman
Period: 
Roman (3rd century A.D.)
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Thomas T. Solley (1924–2006), Bloomington, Ind., to 2002; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2002,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2003): 132–33, ill.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire (Chestnut Hill, Mass.: McMullen Museum of Art, 2014), 284, no. 87, pl. 87.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.