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The treatment of the hair and the general proportions and shape of the bust suggest a date in the Augustan or Julio-Claudian periods. In all likelihood, the man is of North African descent and was in Rome either through an official capacity or as a slave or freed slave. This likeness may be a...

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By 1888: with Luigi Jandolo (said to have been found in Rome); purchased by R. Lanciani from Luigi Jandolo; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benajmin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman, Early Imperial Period\, about A.D. 1–50

Place of Manufacture

Rome, Lazio, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 339; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 114 (additional published references).


38 x 16 cm (14 15/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens


The Ancient World