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The head could have come from a draped statue, but it may equally likely have formed part of a fairly full bust on a pedestal. The areas at the base of the neck and the draped shoulders have been sliced in such a way as to make this determination difficult. The man is presented in a somewhat...

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By date unknown: with Fritz Burki, Zurich; by 1971: purchased from Fritz Burki by Robert E. Hecht, Jr. (said to come from the greater Rome area); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., January 8, 1975

Credit Line

Benjamin and Lucy Rowland Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 210–230 (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 371; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 115 (additional published references).


Height: 30 cm (11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Marble, Pentelic


The Ancient World