Portrait of a Young Man

 
Culture
Roman
Creation date
Period
Julio-Claudian
Materials
Greek Island Marble
Dimensions
H: 5 1/2 in.
Credit line
Gift of J. W. Alsdorf
Accession number
59.45
Collection
Currently On View In
Leah and Charles Redish Gallery - K312

Perhaps the portrait of a Julio-Claudian prince, this miniature head likely belonged to a small bust carved in large-grained Greek island marble.  His features are not so rounded as to suggest a very young boy, but someone in his youth.

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Roman Art

Perhaps the portrait of a Julio-Claudian prince, this miniature head likely belonged to a small bust carved in large-grained Greek island marble.  His features are not so rounded as to suggest a very young boy, but someone in his youth.