Votive or funerary portrait of a man
Greco-Roman Period, Julio-Claudian
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 464.
23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The surface is scratched, and the bridge of the nose has been damaged. Otherwise, the condition is good.
The man wears a diadem or wreath of rectangular rosettes in his hair. Traces of red paint are visible here. This hair is arranged in a typically Julio-Claudian fashion, a loose row of locks around the forehead and fairly regular groups of curls behind.
By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)
Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription