Deaccessioned June 27, 2013

Head of a man

modern
Early 19th century


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 060.

Dimensions

Height: 30.5 cm (12 in.)

Accession Number

68.769

Medium or Technique

Marble from Paros (quarries at Chorodaki)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Modern (19th century?) portrait in the style of the Roman Republic or the 3rd or early 4th century A.D. The hair is combed forward onto his forehead, and the eyes have smallish incisions. He had a slightly double chin and small mouth. He resembles Licinius I (A.D. 307-324).

Scientific Analysis:

University of South Florida Lab No. 8471: Isotope ratios - delta13C +2.2 / delta18O -1.0,

Attribution - Paros 2 Chorodaki Justification - C and O isotopes, coarse grain.

Provenance

By date unknown: Paul Manheim Collection; gift of Paul Manheim to MFA, December 11, 1968; June 26, 2013, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Christie's, New York.

Credit Line

Gift of Paul E. Manheim