Bearded Man, Perhaps an Actor

Greek or Roman
Late Hellenistic Period or Early Imperial Period
About 150 B.C.–A.D. 10

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 141; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).


14.7 cm (5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



He stands with his left foot forward, his right arm at his chest, and his left hand pulls up the chlamys which is wrapped in deep folds about his upper body. His features are somewhat like those of a fourth-century or early Hellenistic philosopher. The right foot is missing. Black and green patina.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from a French dealer); 1908: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accessioned 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren