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Portrait of a man

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This bust is Julio-Claudian in form. His hair is brushed forward and ends in a nearly straight line across the forehead, and short locks are chiseled lightly on the fairly smooth surface. The man resembles the subjects of other portraits of the decades around A.D. 50, notably those wrongly...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: found at Prima Porta near Rome.) (see also the provenance in entry 340 in MFA, Sculpture in Stone: From the art market in Rome [where it was seen and photographed]. Found in the area of Prima Porta, near the Via Flaminia, between Livia's Villa and Veii); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, October 1896

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Roman, Early Imperial Period, 31 B.C–A.D. 14

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 340; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 114 (additional published references).


Height: 34.5 cm (13 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens


The Ancient World