Portrait Head of Young Man
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Grey-green schist or graywacke
10 B.C.E.-20. C.E.
13 13/16 x 8 1/8 x 8 7/16 in., 44 lb. (35.1 x 20.6 x 21.5 cm, 19.96kg)
44 lb. (19.96kg) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Roman. Portrait Head of Young Man, 10 B.C.E.-20. C.E. Grey-green schist or graywacke, 13 13/16 x 8 1/8 x 8 7/16 in., 44 lb. (35.1 x 20.6 x 21.5 cm, 19.96kg). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 66.65. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.66.65_wwg8_2014.jpg)
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Grey-green schist or greywacke Roman portrait head of a young man with part of shoulders near to neck preserved, but worked as a bust. Head turned to right; flocky hair fairly deep on forehead; sharp eyebrows; small eyes; straight nose (intact); strong mouth; cleft chin. Face well polished, but hair fairly rough. Possibly portrait of Gaius Caesar, grandson of Augustus.
Condition: Perfect, but slightly chipped round base of neck; left ear broken off and well mended.
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