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Idealized head in profile, from sarcophagus

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The youthful head to the right is attached to a fragment from a large sarcophagus and may have personified a people or a place or may have been an abstraction such as "eternity." The hair on the crown is carved while the locks around the face are undercut with the running and pointed drill. The...

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By 1979: Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr. Collection (formerly in Benjamin Rowland, Jr. Collection, acquired in Boston, London, or Rome); gift of Mrs. Benjamin Rowland, Jr. to MFA, February 14, 1979

Credit Line

Benjamin and Lucy Rowland Collection

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, Antonine, about A.D. 160–180

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 033.


Height x width: 16 x 19 cm (6 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, probably Pentelic or possibly from Asia Minor


The Ancient World