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Marble portrait of a man

Period:
Imperial, Late Flavian or Early Trajanic
Date:
ca. A.D. 100
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 11 3/16 in. (28.4 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
24.97.93
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
Like this powerful image of a middle-aged man, many Flavian portraits show the same uncompromising representation of aging flesh that marked portraits of the Republican period.
[Until 1924, with K. Lekas]; acquired in 1925, purchased from K. Lekas.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. no. 53, p. iv, 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. 51, pp. 60, 114, 150–51, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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