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Marble portrait bust of a boy

Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
ca. A.D. 35–50
H. 12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
Said to be from Spain

The reduced scale of this bust and the carefully combed hair, with bangs parted in the center, are features that suggest a date toward the middle of the first century A.D.
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. 60, p. iv, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Coonin, Arnold Victor. 1995. "Portrait Busts of Children in Quattrocento Florence." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 30: pp. 61-2, fig. 2.

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