Mar 19, 2009
Mar 19, 2009
Mar 19, 2009
Mar 19, 2009

Portrait Head of a Man

Portrait Head of a Man

c. AD 100


Overall: 26.3 cm (10 3/8 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade 1925.944


Did you know?

Portrait heads like this could belong to busts, herms, or full-length statues.


Although the identity of this man remains a mystery, its realism is striking. Far from idealized, it convincingly depicts a solid middle-aged man with wrinkled forehead, high cheek bones, and deep-set eyes.

See also
GR - Roman
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Credit line: 
Gift of J. H. Wade

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