Head of Frederic II of Hohenstaufen (?)
about 1230 (?)
Object Place: Europe, Capua, Italy
41.9 x 23.5 x 22.2 cm (16 1/2 x 9 1/4 x 8 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Said to have come from a private collection, Switzerland [see note 1]. By 1971, Benjamin Rowland, Jr., Cambridge, MA and Brooklin, ME; 1974, bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr. to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 13, 1974)
 According to Benjamin Rowland, "A New Portrait Head of Frederick II Hohenstaufen," Pantheon 31, no. 4 (1973), p. 351, this head "was for many years in a private collection in Switzerland and, according to the last owner, was found in Campania in the vicinity of Naples long before the discovery of the known portraits of Frederick [II]." This account has never been verified.
Bequest of Benjamin Rowland, Jr.