Marble portrait bust of a man


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168

The hairstyle indicates that the head dates from the reign of the emperor Domitian (r. A.D. 81–96). As in the emperor’s late portraits, the hair is combed forward in long, slightly curving strands. They end at the forehead in a nearly straight line and curl sharply to the sides.

Marble portrait bust of a man, Marble, Roman

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