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Historic Images of the Greek Bronze Age: The Reproductions of E. Gilliéron and Son

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Bronze portrait bust of a man

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
1st half of the 3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.225.1
  • Description

    The man is shown with the beard and short-cropped hair typical of the third century A.D. Likewise, his toga has the broad fold across the chest that is found on many life-sized marble portrait busts of the period. Although this bronze bust displays a high degree of individual characterization, the subject has not been identified with a known historical figure.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. New York: Gilliss Press, no. 335, pp. 153-54.

    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.

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