Bust of Helios, the sun god
Late Hellenistic to Roman Imperial Period
1st century B.C.–2nd century A.D.
Place of Manufacture: Egypt (perhaps)
Height: 3 in. (approximately)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Bust of Helios. Projections representing sunbeams circle his head.
Mid-1970s, acquired by Jonathan P. Rosen, New York [see note]; March 23, 1983, lent by Rosen to MFA (loan no. 33.1983); 2004, year-end gift of Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2005)
NOTE: According to information provided by the donor.
Gift of Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen in honor of John J. Herrmann, Jr., Curator of Classical Art, 1976-2004