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Marble statue of a member of the imperial family

Period:
Augustan or Julio-Claudian
Date:
27 B.C.–A.D. 68
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 46 in. (116.84 cm)
Width: 25 1/4 in. (64.14 cm)
Depth: 14 1/2 in. (36.83 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Bill Blass, 2002
Accession Number:
2003.407.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
This statue and the similar work, 2003.407.8 a, b are important additions to the small number of standing half-draped male figures known today that were part of Julio-Claudian dynastic commemorative groups. Statues of members of the imperial family, both living and already deceased, were often displayed together in public spaces such as the forum of a city, a basilica, or the theater.
Until 2002, collection of Bill Blass, New York; acquired in 2003, bequest of Bill Blass.

Schezen, Roberto and Chessy Rayner. 1997. New York: Trends and Traditions. p. 114, New York: Monacelli Press.

Blass, Bill. 2002. Bare Blass, Cathy Horyn, ed. p. 136, pl. 9, New York: HarperCollins.

Milleker, Elizabeth J. and Dr. Seán Hemingway. 2004. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection 2003–2004: Ancient World." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 62(2): pp. 8–9.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2004. "One Hundred Thirty-fourth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 134: p. 19.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome. no. 417, pp. 361, 487, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Zanker, Paul. 2016. Roman Portraits: Sculptures in Stone and Bronze in the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 34, pp. 55, 105–9, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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