Head of an elderly man.
Marble. Mid-1st century BCE.
Height 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm.)
THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
Right-hand high relief. An exclusive example of the Roman portrait.
$55000 (2004) — New York, Royal-Athena Galleries.
Cf. Vermeule, Sculpture in Stone, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 324, where very similar head is designated as “Homer”.
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