Portrait of a child.

Carrara marble. Ca. 200 CE. The base (barely visible) was added in the 18th or 19th century.
Inv. No. 1994.84.

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts

Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund, 1994.
Roman marble (Carrara) portrait of a child. Male or female? Itís hard to tell. According to the MFA, the bangs and long locks could indicate a boy. Yet the dress, with cloak and tunic, could indicate a girl.
© 2009. Photo, text: Roger B. Ulrich.

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