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Marble portrait bust of a man

Period:
Trajanic
Date:
ca. A.D. 110–120
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 24 5/8 in. (62.5 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.231.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
This man’s resolute expression and the simple yet studied arrangement of locks at his forehead bring to mind official portraits of the emperor Trajan (r. A.D. 98–117).
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1911. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1910--III. Sculptures, Bronzes, and Terra Cottas." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 6(4): pp. 90-1, fig. 1.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 249, fig. 152, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 299, fig. 210, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 299, fig. 210, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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

The Art Gallery of Toronto. 1948. The Classical Contribution to Western Civilization: A Loan Exhibition Organized and Lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, to the Art Gallery of Toronto. p. 16, Toronto: Rous & Mann.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. no. 58, p. iv, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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