Roundel with portrait of youth

Roman
3rd century A.D.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Diameter 0.245 m

Accession Number

1993.703

Medium or Technique

Lead

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The relief bust of a youth wearing a toga is placed frontally in the roundel. Probably meant to be set into a wall, the roundel appears to be concave because the edge is slightly raised and inward-curving. Damaged areas in neck and right shoulder.

Provenance

By 1992: with Royal Athena Galleries, 153 East 57th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022; gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg to MFA, November 17, 1993

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Jerome M. Eisenberg