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The front and sides of the head are heavily discolored. The surfaces are worn, and the back is broken irregularly. The drill was used extensively throughout the hair and the beard. The fragment appears to come from a large narrative sarcophagus of the late Antoine or Severan periods. The head...

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By date unknown: Charles C. Perkins Collection; gift of Charles C. Perkins to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Charles C. Perkins

Roman, Roman Imperial Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 267.


10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Dolomitic marble from the Greek island of Thasos


The Ancient World