Bust Of A Woman Filled With Jeweler

  • Material: Limestone

  • Date: 200 AD

  • Item Dimensions: 43 / 31 / 15 cm

  • Excavated from: Palmyra, the collonade street

  • Archaeological Mission: Syrian Archaeological Mission

  • Archeological Museum Of Palmyra – First Floor. (2011)

Palmyra’s 3ed Century civil art

Photo ref; Credits Syria, land of civilizations (Michel Fortin, Musée de la civilisation (Québec)

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The jewelry represented in the funeral sculptures of Palmyra became larger and more copious as the Palmyrene grew rich over the three centuries of their cutie’s golden age. Necklaces made their appearance in the second century and were extremely popular throughout the third century. This form of ostentatious luxury was for a long time opposed by those upholding the Roman virtue of austerity. At the beginning of our era. Piny the Elder denounced the abundance of jewelry worn by the women in his time, asking them to at least refrain from putting anklets about their ankles.

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