Bust of Helios, the sun god

Roman
Late Hellenistic to Roman Imperial Period
1st century B.C.–2nd century A.D.


Place of Manufacture: Egypt (perhaps)

Dimensions

Height: 3 in. (approximately)

Accession Number

2004.2233

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Bust of Helios. Projections representing sunbeams circle his head.

Provenance

Mid-1970s, acquired by Jonathan P. Rosen, New York [see note]; March 23, 1983, lent by Rosen to MFA (loan no. 33.1983); 2004, year-end gift of Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2005)

NOTE: According to information provided by the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen in honor of John J. Herrmann, Jr., Curator of Classical Art, 1976-2004