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Portrait head of a Flavian man

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The right side of the face and the upper half of the head itself are preserved. The carving has been supplemented by use of the running drill around the eyes and drill points in the ear(s). The surfaces are much worn and weathered, before and after the nose was lost. Although this head is...

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Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); found in the street of tombs, near great gate. 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Roman, Roman Imperial Period, probably A.D. 70–95

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 348; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 115 (additional published references).

Dimensions

22.3 cm (8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

84.70

Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from the Greek island of Paros

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture