Miniature portrait bust of a general wearing a chlamys

Roman
Late Imperial Period
about A.D. 300–325


Dimensions

H: 0.05 m. W: at shoulders: 0.045 m.

Accession Number

1992.175

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

A military commander, with a square hairline and short beard, is dressed in a cloak fastened with a cross-bow fibula. The forehead has severe tension lines and the hair is marked with heavy incisions. Surface is polished and perhaps waxed or lacquered. Small square perforation at top of head.

Provenance

By 1989: with Royal Athena Galleries, 153 E. 57th Street, New York, NY 10022; gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg to MFA, April 22, 1992

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg