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Object Number: MS4030
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
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?
Height: 20cm
Width: 14.5cm
Depth: 15.5cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; subscription of Lucy Wharton Drexel, 1901
Other Number0509 - Cast Number

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)View Objects in Exhibition
Roman World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition
The Classical World: Rome ( Apr 1958 - 1975)View Objects in Exhibition
Italian Gallery (28 Mar 1951 - 1958)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

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

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