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Marble portrait of a man

Period:
Severan
Date:
first half of the 3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 9 1/16 in. (23 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.286.112
  • Description

    In this masterful portrait of a man with a deep frown and sunken cheeks, the roughly chiseled hair and beard contrast with the highly polished face. The portrait was probably set into a bust, as the underside of the neck is carefully tooled.

  • References

    Robinson, Edward. 1908. "New Accessions in the Classical Department: IV Five Greek Mirrors." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3(4): p. 7, fig. 8.

    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. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Thimme, Jürgen. 1976. Kunst und Kultur der Kykladeninseln im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr.: Ausstellung unter d. Patronat des International Council of Museums ICOM im Karlsruher Schloss vom 25. Juni-10. Oktober 1976. Karlsruhe: Müller, no. 117, p. 150-51.

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