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Portrait of a youth

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Portrait of a youth with fashionably long hair. He has thin whiskers indicated plainly on the left cheek and more faintly on the right. The pupils of the eyes are delineated by a small hole drilled just below the upper lid, the iris perhaps by an incised line, though traces are uncertain....

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Provenance

By 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Rome); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 150

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 132.

Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm (6 in.); length (of face): 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.309

Medium or Technique

Marble from Göktepe, Turkey (near Aphrodisias)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture