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Portrait of man

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A small scale portrait of a private individual, perhaps for a household shrine. The treatment of the hair over the forehead and the form of the bust date this carving to the early Augustan period. The man is portrayed with a long and narrow face, aquiline nose, prominent cheek bones, lean...

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Provenance

By 1912: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Roman, Early Imperial Period, about 30–10 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 338; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 114 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.230

Medium or Technique

Marble from Paros, Lychnites quarry, Marathi

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture