White marble, head of priest of imperial cult. Hair is cape like mass chiseled in long loose wavy strands with shallow surface strokes, swinging forward on neck behind ears. In front curving bangs, forked in center and brushed somewhat to both sides. Narrow fillet down back as one with neck. Eleven tiny busts in decreasing sizes from front rest on front of band divided by vertical ridges. Hair inside circle of band is more roughly chiseled. Full beard and moustache chiseled in finer lines on roughened surface. Two deep drill holes at corners of mouth. Heavy plastic brows, roughened, nicked and undercut. Eyes wide with low hanging upper lids and semi-circular gouges at neck just below chin, Nose badly broken; figures on crown badly worn.
Museum Purchase, 1895
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. 218, no. 108
[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. 51, no. 74
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum.
: Page/Fig./Plate: p. 40, fig. 24
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Beck, Herbert. 1983. Spatantike und fruhes Christentum: Ausstellung im Liebieghaus, Museum alter Plastik, Frankfurt am Main: 16. Dezember 1983 bis 11 Marz 1984. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 495-6, fig. 99
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1981. Greek and Roman Sculpture in America: Masterpieces in public collections in the U.S and Canada. : Page/Fig./Plate: 322, fig. 276
[Article] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1964. "Greek and Roman Portraits in North American Collections Open to the Public...".
[Article] Muller, Valentin. 1932. A Portrait of the Late Roman Empire. The Museum Journal. 23 : Page/Fig./Plate: 45-54, figs. 3,4
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 173, no. 28
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