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Head of a Dacian

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The front of the head is preserved, being split off vertically just behind the ears. Otherwise, the condition is excellent. The surface is highly polished and in perfect preservation, except for minor injuries to some of the locks over the forehead.

Provenance

From Rome, said (by Iandolo through Richard Norton) to have been found "at excavations of the Baths of Caracalla."

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Post-Classical Period, about 17th century A.D. or later

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 465; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 117 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 53 cm (20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.2722

Medium or Technique

Porphyry

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture