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Portrait of a man

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The head is broken off at the base of the neck. The greater part of the nose, most of the right ear, and the lobe of the left have been broken away. The lower lip and the chin have been injured, and the surface of the hair on the right side is worn. On this side there are remains of the...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: The head was found in Tralles and was bought in Smyrna.); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Asia Minor, Imperial, late Hadrianic or early Antonine, About A.D. 125–145

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 357; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 115 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 33cm (13 in.); length (of face): 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

99.349

Medium or Technique

Marble, from Göktepe, Turkey (near Aphrodisias)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture