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

Roman portrait of an unknown male.

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

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts

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.
© 2009. Photo: Roger B. Ulrich.
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
Keywords: γλυπτική sculptura sculpture sculptural scultura skulptur ρώμη rome roma rom of a man men male maschile uomo männliches mann masculin un homme απεικόνιση portraiture ritrattistica porträtmalerei portrait roman portraiture ritrattistica romana römisches porträt portrait romain κεφάλι κεφαλή head testa kopf tête marble marmor marmo male portrait head testa ritratto maschile männliches portrait männlicher portraitkopf man uomo beard barba inv no 58 1005 inv no 58.1005
History of Ancient Rome