Portrait of a bearded man

Imperial Period, Antonine
about A.D. 161–167

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 362; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 115 (additional published references).


Overall: 85.5 cm, 239.5 kg (33 11/16 in., 528 lb.) Case (Wooden pedestal opening at the back for securement): 87 x 80 x 80.3 cm (34 1/4 x 31 1/2 x 31 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

Classical Roman Gallery (Gallery 213)


The Ancient World



Bust of bearded man. Draped with paludamentum. Curly beard that divides itself into two points and covers the back part of his jaw. Long curving locks of hair hang far down onto his forehead and cover his ears. Missing: the tip of the nose and a small piece from the left side of the neck


By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Paris: said to be from Spain.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund