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Marble portrait head of an elderly man

Period:
Late Republic
Date:
1st century B.C.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Height: 11 in. (27.9 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.229.4
Not on view
The head is turned toward its left and slightly raised, in an echo of late Hellenistic pathos. It particularly resembles the portrait of the deified Caesar, especially the serene, later version of that work, which must have been created after the rule of Augustus was established, thus after 27 B.C.
[Until 1913, with Ettore Jandalo, Rome]; acquired in 1913, purchased E. Jandolo.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. no. 5, 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. 36, pp. 118–19, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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