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Vestal Virgin, British Museum

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Carole Raddato
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published on 31 May 2014
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Marble head from a portrait statue of a veiled priestess of the goddess Vesta. The headdress identifies the subject as a Vestal Virgin. Above her hair are six folds of the infula, a long woolen band wrapped around the head to hang in two loops, passed behind the ears. Made 100-120 CE. (British Museum, London)

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2014, May 31). Vestal Virgin, British Museum. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2682/vestal-virgin-british-museum/

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Raddato, Carole. "Vestal Virgin, British Museum." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 31, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2682/vestal-virgin-british-museum/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Vestal Virgin, British Museum." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 31 May 2014. Web. 13 Apr 2021.

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