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Fragment of Commemorative Relief: Head of Young Nero (?)

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Condition: There are so-called fresh breaks at the left ear, in the hair, above the right eye, and on the edges of the old patinated break at the neck. The subject has been identified as the child Nero from an early Julio-Claudian processional relief like those of the Ara Pacis or the Ara...

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Provenance

Probably originally from Rome; by 1980: Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule Collection (loaned to MFA as 214.1980); year-end gift of Emily Townsend and Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule, December 1994

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Townsend and Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 42

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 043.

Dimensions

16 x 15 cm (6 5/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1994.353

Medium or Technique

Stone, Greek Island marble (Naxos)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture