Location: On Display in the Rome Gallery

From: Italy | Latium | Minturnae

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number 32-36-64
Current Location Rome Gallery - On Display
Culture Roman
Provenience Italy | Latium | Minturnae
Locus SW corner Temple of Julius Caesar
Period Republican Roman Period
Date Made -45
Section Mediterranean
Materials Marble (Stone)
Iconography Male Head

Male portrait. White marble with black flecks. Broken off at base of neck, end of nose is broken, right cheek and chin are chipped. Four small borings in crown, small iron support under neck. Two drill holes in upper part of back of head. Beardless mature stern face. Hair is slightly raised mat over crown. Treatment is subtle. Two vertical creases above nose. Eyes deeply set under brows, channeled at tear duct; uper lid overlies lower lid at outer edge. Fine linework adds wrinkles in flesh. Ears placed a little high; nose aquiline with curving creases to corner of mouth, where small drill hole is. Vertical crease under each prominent cheekbone. Dating ca. time of Julius Ceaser's death, but not portrait of him.

Height 21 cm
Width 13 cm
Depth 15.6 cm
Credit Line Minturnae (Italy) Expedition, Jotham Johnson, 1932
Other Number 235 - Field No SF

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