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Marble bust of a man

Period:
Early Imperial, Julio-Claudian
Date:
mid-1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.233
  • Description

    Although the surface of this piece has been strongly cleaned and even recut in places, evidence of a heavy dark incrustation, formed during centuries of burial, is
    still visible, especially at the back. The expanse of chest and the full, fleshy appearance of the face and neck are characteristics suggesting that the work was carved in the mid-first century A.D., either as a copy of a portrait created in the Republican period or as a new work cast in that realistic style.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 243, fig. 149.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 287, 291, fig. 202.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 287, 291, fig. 202.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1941. Roman Portraits, Vol. 1. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1948. Roman Portraits, 2nd edn. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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