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Portrait of a bearded curly-haired man

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This individual of the late second century A.D. is shown with short, curly hair and a long beard. The hair, which is modeled with drill holes and drill channels, forms clumps beside the temples and on top of the forehead.The beard, which is also articulated with drill channels, hangs down in...

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By date unknown: with Robin Symes, Ltd., London; 1973: acquired by Ariel and John Herrmann from Robin Symes, Ltd., London; 2000: sold by Ariel Herrmann to Peter and Widgie Aldrich (one-half interest) and to the MFA (one-half interest) through Acanthus Gallery, 22 East 80th Street, New York, NY 10021

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Collection of Peter and Widgie Aldrich and Museum purchase with funds donated by Leon Levy and Shelby White and Cornelius and Emily Vermeule

Roman, Imperial Period, Late 2nd century A.D.


H: 33.2 cm (13 1/8 in.)

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Marble from Göktepe, Turkey (near Aphrodisias)


The Ancient World