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The face, left ear, and hair are somewhat chipped and weathered. This head was carved as the decorative top to a circular shaft, to be set as an ornament in the peristyle or outdoor garden of a Roman villa. The base of the neck is finished in a flat circle, and the back of the head consists...

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By date unknown: Gardner Brewer Collection; Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to MFA; accessioned: 07/01/1901

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection

Roman, Roman Imperial, 1st or 2nd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 202.


Height: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Marble, Western Asiatic(?)


The Ancient World