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This young man of the Antonine period bears a very close resemblance to Marcus Aurelius as Caesar (between 140 and 161) about A.D. 145. His chin, however, is much less pronounced than that of the second Antonine ruler, and therefore this masterful portrait in a translucent marble most suited to...

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Provenance

By 1924: Denman Waldo Ross Collection (said to be from Egypt); gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA, November 8, 1924

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 140–165

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 359; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 115 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x length (of face): 82 x 17 cm (32 5/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.419

Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from the Greek island of Paros

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture