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Marble head of a man wearing a laurel wreath

Early Imperial, Augustan
1st century A.D.
H.: 4 15/16 in. (12.6 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
This head from a small statue resembles the emperor Augustus.
Said to have been found in Rome [Until 1909, with Paul Hartwig]; acquired in 1909, purchased from Paul Hartwig.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1941. Roman Portraits, Vol. 1. no. 11, p. 2, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. no. 19, pp. ii–iii, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Boschung, Dietrich. 1993. Die Bildnisse des Augustus. no. 17, figs. 24, 64, 66, pl. 34, Berlin: Gebr. Mann.

Dahmen, Karsten. 2001. Untersuchungen zu Form und Funktion kleinformatiger Porträts der römischen Kaiserzeit. no. 1, p. 147, pl. 1, Münster: Scriptorium.

Zanker, Paul. 2016. Roman Portraits: Sculptures in Stone and Bronze in the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 18, pp. 70–71, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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