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Bust of elderly Roman woman with popular hairstyle

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Bust of elderly Roman woman with popular hairstyle
Bust of elderly Roman woman with popular hairstyle

A marble bust of an elderly Roman woman with a characteristic hairstyle – the so-called nodus. Object dated at the end of the 1st century BCE.

Women’s hairstyles varied depending on the fashion in a given period. In this case, the hair was parted in the centre of the head, and the rest was gathered in a bun or a ponytail at the back, sometimes leaving a small fringe of curls at the front. This type of haircut was especially popular with housewives in the Augustan era.

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