A bronze portrait of an aristocratic boy from the Julio-Claudian period (dated ca. A.D. 50-68). Total H: 29.2 cm. Life size image, perhaps once attached to an upright “herm” of stone or wood. Pupils of the eyes are inlaid with silver. Some scholars have proposed that the portrait is of the young Nero; the Met no longer makes this argument. Cf. F. Poulsen, Probleme der römische Ikonographie (1937) 10-13, Pl. 12. A. Oliver, MMA Bulletin (1967) 264-272. Also Christie’s auction catalog of 14 July 1925, lot 118 and Sotheby’s auction cat. of 13 June 1966, lot 58.