Portrait of a man
Pentelic marble.
Ca. 40 BCE.
Height 30.6 cm.
Inv. No. 23.209.Baltimore (USA), Walters Art Museum

Portrait of a man.

Pentelic marble.
Ca. 40 BCE.
Height 30.6 cm.
Inv. No. 23.209.

Baltimore (USA), Walters Art Museum

Origin:
Ugo Jandolo, Rome, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Joseph Brummer, New York and Paris, 1936, by purchase [Brummer inv. no. P13152]; Joseph Brummer Sale, New York, June 9, 1949, no. 417; Walters Art Museum, 1949, by purchase.
Description:
During the Republic, men in power wanted their portraits to express the qualities they associated with leadership: experience, determination, practicality, and valor. Such an image tended to have a realistic appearance, with a direct gaze and heavily lined face.
Credits:
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