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Marble portrait bust of a man

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
mid–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
25.78.27
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 169
The alert, asymmetrical gaze, deeply drilled eyes, and full hair of this imposing figure suggest that the bust dates to the reign of the emperor Gallienus (A.D. 253–268).
[Until 1925, with Ludwig Pollak, Rome]; acquired in 1925, purchased from L. Pollak.

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

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. no. 99, p. vi, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Dahmen, Karsten. 2001. Untersuchungen zu Form und Funktion kleinformatiger Porträts der römischen Kaiserzeit. no. 143, p. 182, pl. 143, Münster: Scriptorium.

Zanker, Paul. 2016. Roman Portraits: Sculptures in Stone and Bronze in the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 66, pp. 115, 182–83, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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