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Portrait of a man (Drusus Germanicus?)

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Bust of a Julio-Claudian man. The original subject of this bust was probably the imperial prince Drusus Germanicus, brother of the Emperor Caligula. Portraits of Drusus Germanicus show him with a hairstyle that has locks curving out from a central fork with a small 'pincer' lock on the right...

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Provenance

Said to have been found at Marmaris (ancient Physkos) on the southern coast of Caria; by date unknown: with K. J. Hewett, Esq., London (purchased by him from an English estate); by 1971: purchased by Robert E. Hecht, Jr. from K. J. Hewett; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., November 10, 1971

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 30, reworked about A.D. 33

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 331; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 114 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 37.5 cm (14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1971.393

Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from the Greek island of Paros

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture