Bearded Man, Perhaps an Actor

Greek or Roman
Late Hellenistic Period or Early Imperial Period
About 150 B.C.–A.D. 10


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 141; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).

Dimensions

14.7 cm (5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.08.32a

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

He stands with his left foot forward, his right arm at his chest, and his left hand pulls up the chlamys which is wrapped in deep folds about his upper body. His features are somewhat like those of a fourth-century or early Hellenistic philosopher. The right foot is missing. Black and green patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from a French dealer); 1908: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accessioned 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren