Location: On Display in the Greece Gallery

From: Italy | Latium | Montecelio

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS4028
Current Location Greece Gallery - On Display
Culture Roman
Provenience Italy | Latium | Montecelio
Period Imperial Roman Period
Date Made 1-99 CE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Marble (Stone)
Technique Carved
Iconography Menander

Portrait of Menander. Grayish white marble, broken off at base of neck. Life size. Frontal pose. Features, including nose, intact except for missing edge of proper right ear. Clean shaven. Short loosely curly hair parted on proper left. Close-set, deeply sunk eyes. Roman copy of Greek original of early 3rd c. BC. Porbably originally inserted in a bust or statue.

Height 34.5 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase; subscription Mrs. Lucy Wharton (Joseph) Drexel, 1901
Other Number 0508 - Cast Number

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