Votive or funerary portrait of a man

Cypriote
Greco-Roman Period, Julio-Claudian


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 464.

Dimensions

23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.330

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription