Location: On Display in the Rome Gallery

From: Italy | Campania | Naples (uncertain)

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS4030
Current Location Rome Gallery - On Display
Culture Roman
Provenience Italy | Campania | Naples (uncertain)
Period Imperial Roman Period | Augustan Period
Date Made 1-50
Section Mediterranean
Materials Marble (Stone)
Iconography Head | Child | Caligula?

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.

Height 20 cm
Width 14.5 cm
Depth 15.5 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase; subscription Mrs. Lucy Wharton (Joseph) Drexel, 1901
Other Number 0509 - Cast Number

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