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Marble portrait bust of Antoninus Pius

Period:
Mid-Imperial
Date:
2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Height: 33 1/4 in. (84.5 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson, 1903
Accession Number:
03.12.1
Not on view
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.

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