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Portrait head of Demosthenes

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Although damage to the surface of this portrait has obscured certain facial details, the characteristic features of Demosthenes are readily identifiable: the long, oval face with short beard, the sunken eyes beneath contracted brows, short, thick hair, and the straight rather severe mouth. ...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Miss Jeannette Brun, Dufourstrasse 119, Zurich 8008, Switzerland; gift of Miss Jeannette Brun to MFA, September 13, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jeanette Brun

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st–2nd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 122; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 110 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height (max.) x length (of face): 19 x 13 cm (7 1/2 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.899

Medium or Technique

Marble from Carrara in northwest Italy

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture