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Idealized portrait head of a young man

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The eyes of the portrait head are drilled and incised. The top of the head, now missing, was made separately and was fitted with a rectangular dowel hole in the top center. The nose is mostly missing. The surfaces have suffered somewhat, and they now have a slightly crusty yellow...

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By date unknown: Paul E. Manheim Collection; gift of Paul E. Manheim to MFA, December 11, 1968

Credit Line

Gift of Paul E. Manheim

Roman, Imperial Period, Late Severan or Gallienic, about A.D. 210–260

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 147.


Height: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World