Marble portrait of a man from a funerary relief


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162

This head from a funerary relief probably represents a freedman, or former slave, who achieved prosperity after obtaining his freedom. Such reliefs showing busts of family members within a window-like frame were often set into the outer wall of a family's funerary building.

Marble portrait of a man from a funerary relief, Marble, Roman

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