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Portait Head of a Statesman, possibly Vespasian

Portait Head of a Statesman, possibly Vespasian

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Marble

Overall: 40 x 21.6 x 24.9 cm (15 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 9 13/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1929.998

Fun Fact

Roman portrait busts of this period were characterized for their realistic representation of an individual's likeness. Although the specific identity of this person is not yet proven, he is likely a Roman statesman of note. His close-cropped hair, furrowed brow, and lined face present him as a man of intelligence, experience, and gravitas.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Roman
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Marble

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