Funerary Relief of Tibnan

Funerary Relief of Tibnan

Date ca. 150-200 CE

Movement Roman

Medium Painted limestone

Provenance Palmyra, Syria

Housed at Musée du Louvre, Paris


This relief would have sealed the entrance to a funerary tomb. Tibnan’s large eyes, hair pattern, dress and frontality hearken back to the portraits of her Near Eastern surroundings. However, her pose in which she holds her veil is distinctly Roman, and helps to establish her dual citizenship.