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Relief with a portrait of Agrippa

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This is a fragment from a large relief, probably representing two or more figures. The head of the middle-aged man in profile to the right has been identified as Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (64 to 12 B.C.), admiral, lifelong friend, and son-in-law of the Emperor Augustus. Agrippa is probably shown...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Early Imperial Period, about 10 B.C.–A.D. 14

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 330; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 114 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height (of the fragment) x width x depth: 34 x 32.5 x 7 cm (13 3/8 x 12 13/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

99.347

Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture