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Portrait head of a man of the Late Republic

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The man is presented in a typically "veristic" portrait of the first century B.C., with prominent ears roughed out and back of the head finished only with broad grooves at the base of the skull. The nose and, to a lesser extent, the ears have been damaged. The surface is pitted horizontally,...

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Provenance

By 1967: with Jerome M. Eisenberg, 1000 Madison Avenue, New York 10021; gift of Jerome M. Eisenberg to MFA, October 11, 1967

Credit Line

Gift of Jerome M. Eisenberg

Roman, Late Republican Period, about 50 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 320; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 114 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.947

Medium or Technique

Marble, of a limestone quality

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture