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Portrait head of a boy

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The features are much worn, and the marble is now colored light brown. Despite the visible damages to all surfaces, this portrait was once clearly presented as a sculpture of good quality. The boy, doubtless part of a funerary statue, is most likely to be dated in the Julio-Claudian period. ...

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From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); necropolis. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Roman, Roman Imperial Period, probably Julio-Claudian,


Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 343; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 115 (additional published references).


16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Crystalline marble from the northern Greek islands or from western Asia Minor


The Ancient World