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Marble portrait bust of a man

Early Imperial, Flavian
A.D. 81–96
H. 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
The carefully styled hair on this young man resembles the short coiffure combed forward in undulating waves found on portraits of the emperor Domitian, who ruled from A.D. 81 to 96.
Said to have been found in Rome [Until 1909, with Alessandro and Antonio Jandolo, Rome]; acquired in 1909, purchased from A. and A. Jandolo.

Robinson, Edward. 1910. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1909--V Conclusion." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5(10): pp. 234–35, fig. 1.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1941. Roman Portraits, Vol. 1. no. 23, p. 4, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. no. 41, p. iii, 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. 87, pp. 116–17, Karlsruhe: Müller.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1987. Greece and Rome. no. 87, pp. 116–17, 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. 47, pp. 113, 143–44, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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