Male portrait head.

Carrara marble. Ca. 30 BCE — 50 CE
Inv. No. 1991.534.

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts

A Roman portrait of Carrara marble dated by the Boston MFA to the early imperial period (ca. 30 BCE-50 CE) is characterized by the “extreme realism” of the subject. See similar examples from the Vatican Museums in Rome.
© 2009. Photo, text: Roger B. Ulrich.
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