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Object Number:
MS4030
Current Location:
Rome Gallery
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Italy
Campania
Naples (uncertain)
Period:
Imperial Roman Period
Augustan Period
Date Made:
1-50
Early Date:
1
Late Date:
50
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Marble (Stone)
Iconography:
Head
Child
Caligula?
Description:
Head of human child. Excellent condition. Under life size. Broken just below base of neck, preserves few flaring edges of small bust. Back of head and neck cut off in slightly diagonal plane. Caplike mass of hair ending in bangs over chubby face, facing frontally. Eyes rimmed evenly by thin lids, merge into contours. Brows unincised also merge into contours. Cheeks, dimpled, consisting of many small planes melting into one another and looking polished. Locks flame-shaped, overlapping, forking into blunt ended strands. Ears exceptionally close to head.
Height:
20cm
Width:
14.5cm
Depth:
15.5cm
Other Number:
0509   -   Cast Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)
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Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Romano, Irene B. 2006. Classical Sculpture; Catalogue of the Cypriot, Greek and Roman Stone Sculpture in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 213, no. 105
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[Catalogue] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 81, no. 121
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[Book] Ackland Art Center. 1970. "Ancient Portraits: A show of Greek and Etruscan and Roman sculptures.". : Page/Fig./Plate: Cat. # 17
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[Book] Furtwangler, Adolf. 1905. Sitzungsberichte der Akademie zu Munchen. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 261, no. 35
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[Catalogue] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 174, no. 30
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[Book] Poulsen, Frederik. 1921. Ikonographische Miscellen. : Page/Fig./Plate: pl. 21 (?)
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[Book] Poulsen, Frederik. 1950. Glimpses of Roman Culture. : Page/Fig./Plate: fig. 105
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[Book] Furtwangler, Adolf. 1913. Kleine schriften. vol. II (1912-1913).
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[Book] Poulsen, Frederik. 1923. Greek and Roman Portraits in English Country Houses. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 55, no. 30, f.n. 1
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[Book] Gercke, Wendula B. 1968. Untersuchungen zum ròˆmischen Kinderportràˆt.
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