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Bust of an old man

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One sees here a man with close-cropped hair and a cap-like ridge on his forehead. He has thin, slanted brows and close-set eyes. His face is thin, drawn, and bony with sagging jowls; but he has a stong chin with dimple. The underside of was bust shaved flat near the front as if at one point...

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Provenance

By 1991: with Edoardo Almagià, 136 East 56th Street, New York, NY 10022; purchased by MFA from Edoardo Almagià, May 22, 1991

Credit Line

Bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr., by exchange, and Frank B. Bemis Fund, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, and Mary S. and Edward Jackson Holmes Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, about 30 B.C.–A.D. 50

Dimensions

height x width (max.): 35.5 x 25 cm (14 x 19 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

1991.534

Medium or Technique

Marble, from Carrara in northwest Italy

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture