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Portrait of a man

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The end of the nose has been sliced away; the head was broken off near the top of the neck. The man's irregular locks are carefully carved on the forehead but only sketchily indicated on the top and back of the head. The head's small size makes it difficult to imagine how the portrait was...

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By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, Trajanic, about A.D. 98–117

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 351.


Height: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, from Paros, quarries at Marathi (Lychnites)


The Ancient World