6th century B.C.
Height x width: 20.6 x 19.5 cm (8 1/8 x 7 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.206 H. 0.195 W.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
A grotesque head with long, drooping red moustaches, large and deep flat circular beard painted dull purple, and a helmet-like covering on the head.
Gash over right eye. Coloring well preserved. Semicircular support somewhat broken.
June or July 1888, discovered on the banks of the Tiber, Rome, opposite the Isola Tiberna on the Trastevere side and acquired by Rodolfo Lanciani, Rome (said by Lanciani to have been found near the banks of the Tiber, on the Trastevere side, opposite the Island of Aesculapius [Isola di s. Bartolomeo]); purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, January, 1889, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)
Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation