Roman portrait of an unknown male
Marble. Mid-3rd century.
Inv. No. 58.1005.
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts Photo by Roger B. Ulrich

Roman portrait of an unknown male.

Marble. Mid-3rd century.
Inv. No. 58.1005.

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts

Description:
Roman portrait of an unknown male. The drilled eyes, hairstyle, and carving technique point to the mid third century C.E. Note the contrast between the highly-polished "skin" and the matte finish of the hair; these, too, are characteristic of third-century portraiture.
Credits:
2009. Photo: Roger B. Ulrich.
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
Keywords: roman portrait of an unknown male bust marble Inv No 581005
History of Ancient Rome