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Head and neck were probably worked for insertion; the bottom surface slopes downward from back to front. It is also possible, however, that the work was intended to be an independent bust. The base of the neck is broken along the front and left side; the tip of the nose and the ends of some of the...

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By date unknown: said to come from Rome; by 1916: with Ugo Iandolo; purchased by MFA from Ugo Iandolo, through H. W. Parsons, March 2, 1916, for $ 10,000.00

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Roman, Imperial Period, Late Hadrianic–Early Antonine, about A.D. 130–160, based on a mid-5th century B.C. Greek original

Place of Manufacture

Lazio, Italy (probably)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 135; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 110 (additional published references).


Height x length (of face): 44 x 22.3 cm (17 5/16 x 8 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble from the Greek island of Paros


The Ancient World