Marble portrait of a man


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162

This striking young man wears the short beard that became popular in Rome during the early second century A.D. The subtle contrast between his casually arranged hair and polished skin and the use of a drill to indicate the pupils of his eyes impart a liveliness that is typical of the best Antonine portraits.

Marble portrait of a man, Marble, Roman

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