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Bust of a Roman emperor, probably Emperor Domitian (r. 81–96 A.D)

Factory:
Josiah Wedgwood (British, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent 1730–1795 Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent)
Date:
18th century
Culture:
British, Etruria, Staffordshire
Medium:
White jasper
Dimensions:
3 3/4 × 2 1/2 in. (9.5 × 6.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1909
Accession Number:
09.194.16a
Not on view
The subject is intended to be a likeness of T. Flavius Domitianus Augustus (b.. A.D. 52, emperor 81–96) but cannot be certainly a likeness since the portraits of the emperors of this period are all very similar in appearance.
Inscription: Impressed below portrait: DOMITIAN
Mrs. Garrett Ryckman Pier , New York (until 1909; her sale, American Art Galleries, New York, November 16–20, 1909, no. 471; sold as a pair with 09.194.16b to MMA)
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