Elagabalus?
Marble.
First half of the 3rd century CE.
Inv. No. 1977.337.Boston, Museum of Fine ArtsPhoto by Roger B. Ulrich

Elagabalus?

Marble.
First half of the 3rd century CE.
Inv. No. 1977.337.

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts

Origin:
The Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund.
Description:
Roman marble portrait, perhaps of one of the “boy emperors” of the third century, CE. The Boston MFA suggests that the image, which depicts a teenage male, might represent the young emperor Elagabalus (r. 218-222) or Alexander Severus (r. 222-235).

Here the full bust, with the board-like fold across the chest, the “toga contabulata.”

Literature:
C. C. Vermeule, Greek and Roman Sculpture in America (1981) pg. 354. cat. no. 305.
Credits:
© 2009. Photo, text: Roger B. Ulrich.
Keywords: γλυπτική sculptura sculpture sculptural scultura skulptur ρωμαϊκό roman romana romano romani römisch römische römisches römischen römischer romain romaine romains romaines αυτοκρατορικό imperial imperiale kaiserliches impérial ρωμαίος αυτοκράτορας αλέξανδρος σεβήρος imperator severus alexander emperor imperatore alessandro severo kaiser empereur sévère alexandre of a man men male maschile uomo männliches mann masculin un homme απεικόνιση portrait portraiture ritratto ritrattistica porträtmalerei porträt προτομή bust busto büste buste δυναστεία των σεβήρων domus severana severan dynasty dinastia dei severi severer sévères marble marmor marmo male maschile roman kaiser elagabal heliogabal elagabalus heliogabalus elagabalo eliogabalo severus severo toga contabulata contabulatio inv no 1977 337 inv
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