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Throughout history woman have most importantly played roles as the mother and caregiver of the family and were not valued as important figures in society that allowed them a right to speak or to be heard The most notable way in which a person can view and try to understand the role of women and how they were viewed in their society is by observing and studying the art in a certain society From depictions of women in paintings portraits and sculptures they provide a means of translating the feelings of each society and how much women were admired and believed what position they belonged in their society The society that took great pride in the articulate depiction of women were the Romans I believe the examples of this can be seen in these three portrayals the ancient Roman fresco portrait of Terentius Neo and his wife marble portrait bust of Livia-wife of Augustus and the portrait bust of the young Flavian woman From these three portrayals I will try to show how the women in this society were viewed by describing in detail the characteristics of each piece The wall painting of the husband and wife can be considered as a portrait because of a number of reasons the character portrayal of the two subjects the possible position of the picture on the wall so as to be visible to anybody passing through the hall and the shape and size of the frame which resembles a wooden panel around the image The husband is depicted holding a scroll against his chin while she has her stylus and diptych open as if in the act of finishing off a poem or short story The high cheekbones full lips large dark eyes and darkened complexion could be typical of males in their society Furthermore the womans curly hair earrings and probably expensive red cloak are unable to conceal her seemingly embarrassment at having to pose
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