Fragmentary porphyry head of a bearded man
- 2nd or 3rd century A.D.
- H.: 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
- Stone Sculpture
- Credit Line:
- Rogers Fund, 1919
- Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Porphyry is a very hard stone and difficult to cut, as can be seen in the shallow, highly simplified curls of the beard. The head probably comes from the statue of a deity.