In its present condition, the head exhibits seemingly modern features, owing to a heavy surface cleaning carried out centuries ago. All the forms have been heightened and smoothed.
From before 1637 and until 1902, in the Giustiniani Collection, Rome; 1902, purchased from the Giustiniani family through Giuseppe Sangiorgi by Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson, New York; acquired in 1903, gift of Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. no. 74, p. v, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Zanker, Paul. 2016. Roman Portraits: Sculptures in Stone and Bronze in the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 24, pp. 60, 80–81, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.