This life-size statue of Livia, probably dating from the Tiberian period (after 14 CE), allegorically represents her as the goddess Ceres. Her right hand holds out sheaves of wheat, while her left hand holds a cornucopia overflowing with fruits and vegetables. Her veiled head is crowned with flowers, and the knotted, beadlike strands of the wool infula, associated with Roman religion, hang down on either side of her neck. Her figure is full and matronly, covered by the voluminous tunic, stola, and palla characterisic of traditional Roman marriage. As you can see from the close-up below, her face is mature (though not aged) and more closely resembles the facial structure of her son Tiberius than her earlier portraits do. Like Ceres, this Livia is quintessentially a mother, one whose fertility has benefitted the whole empire instead of a single family.