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Portrait head of a man

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This is the remains of a very sensitive portrait of a man with a mass of curly hair over the forehead, a mustache, and a crimped beard. The top of the head has been cut or broken away. The face has been badly battered, especially around the eyes, but certain areas, notably the mouth and...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Paul Manheim Collection; gift of Paul Manheim to MFA, December 11, 1968; June 26, 2013, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Christie's, New York.

Credit Line

Gift of Paul E. Manheim

Roman, Imperial Period, Antonine, A.D. 117–138

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 360.

Dimensions

Height: 26.8 cm (10 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

68.768

Medium or Technique

Marble, Dolomitic from the Greek island of Thasos

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture