Marble portrait bust of a man


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162

This powerful portrait bust incorporates a large expanse of chest, a stylistic characteristic indicating that it was carved toward the middle of the first century A.D. Most surviving portraits worked in this hard realistic manner date to the first century B.C., but the style continued in fashion until the mid-first century A.D. and was revived intermittently thereafter.

Marble portrait bust of a man, Marble, Roman

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