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Marble portrait of a man

Period:
Severan
Date:
first half of the 3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 9 1/16 in. (23 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.286.112
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
In this masterful portrait of a man with a deep frown and sunken cheeks, the roughly chiseled hair and beard contrast with the highly polished face. The portrait was probably set into a bust, as the underside of the neck is carefully tooled.
[Until 1907, with Paul Hartwig, Rome]; acquired in 1907, purchsed from Paul Hartwig.

Robinson, Edward. 1908. "New Accessions in the Classical Department: I. Marbles." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3(1): p. 7, fig. 8.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1941. Roman Portraits, Vol. 2. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. no. 94, p. vi, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Thimme, Jürgen. 1976. Kunst und Kultur der Kykladeninseln im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr.: Ausstellung unter d. Patronat des International Council of Museums ICOM im Karlsruher Schloss vom 25. Juni-10. Oktober 1976. no. 117, p. 150–51, Karlsruhe: Müller.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1987. Greece and Rome. no. 117, pp. 150–51, 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. 67, pp. 115, 184–85, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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