Imperial Roman Period
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.
Museum Purchase; subscription of Lucy Wharton Drexel, 1901
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)
Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
[Catalogue, Collection] 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
[Catalogue, Exhibition] 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
[Book] Ackland Art Center. 1970. "Ancient Portraits: A show of Greek and Etruscan and Roman sculptures.". : Page/Fig./Plate: Cat. # 17
[Book] Furtwangler, Adolf. 1905. Sitzungsberichte der Akademie zu Munchen. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 261, no. 35
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 174, no. 30
[Book] Poulsen, Frederik. 1921. Ikonographische Miscellen. : Page/Fig./Plate: pl. 21 (?)
[Book] Poulsen, Frederik. 1950. Glimpses of Roman Culture. : Page/Fig./Plate: fig. 105
[Book] Furtwangler, Adolf. 1913. Kleine schriften. vol. II (1912-1913).
[Book] Poulsen, Frederik. 1923. Greek and Roman Portraits in English Country Houses. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 55, no. 30, f.n. 1
[Book] Gercke, Wendula B. 1968. Untersuchungen zum römischen Kinderporträt.
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