Location: On Display in the Rome Gallery

From: Italy | Latium | Minturnae

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number 32-36-66
Current Location Rome Gallery - On Display
Culture Roman
Provenience Italy | Latium | Minturnae
Locus SW corner Temple of Julius Caesar
Period Julio-Claudian Period
Date Made 4 CE-23 CE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Marble (Stone)
Iconography Male Head

Male portrait head. White marble. Broken off below base of neck where breast flares outwar at clavicle. Crown in four pieces, break at top of neck-- repaired. Chips and root marks. Over life-sized. Gazes to the right, but neck bends left. Beardless youthful face under extra-wide crown. Caplike hair chisled into soft swirls which overlap and intertwine in the back. Face smooth but not polished. Eyes plain and gently pointed ovals recessed into the skull, than lids softly arrised. Lower lids blend into cheeks; tear ducts indicated bu short drill channel. Remaining portion of nose indicates aquilinity. Lips thin on small mouth. High cheek bones and wide jaws end in narrow but strong chin. Mature Julio-Claudian style.

Height 41.5 cm
Width 21 cm
Depth 23.5 cm
Credit Line Minturnae (Italy) Expedition, Jotham Johnson, 1932
Other Number 102 - Field No SF

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