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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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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.


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

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Medium or Technique

Marble from Göktepe, Turkey (near Aphrodisias)


The Ancient World