Bust of Roman Nobleman
This head, which was made for insertion into a bust carved in another stone, represents a highranking Roman official. Some scholars have suggested that the subject is Cleopatra's lover, Marc Anthony, but that identification is uncertain. However, the fine-grained green Egyptian stone, which was popular with the Romans, and the naturalistic style, which reflects classical Greek statuary, indicate that the man represented here was at least a contemporary of the Egyptian queen and her Roman lover.
- Culture: Ptolemaic
- Medium: Graywacke
- Reportedly From: Alexandria, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 30 B.C.E.– 50 C.E.
- Period: Late Ptolemaic–early Roman Period
- Dimensions: 9 x 4 1/4 x 5 in. (22.9 x 10.8 x 12.7 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 54.51
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Ptolemaic. Bust of Roman Nobleman, ca. 30 B.C.E.– 50 C.E. Graywacke, 9 x 4 1/4 x 5 in. (22.9 x 10.8 x 12.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 54.51. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (70%)