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Portrait Head of Young Man

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Grey-green schist or graywacke
  • Reportedly From: Rome (vicinity), Italy
  • DATES 10 B.C.E. - 20. C.E.
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 13 13/16 x 8 1/8 x 8 7/16 in. (35.1 x 20.6 x 21.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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. (35.1 x 20.6 x 21.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 66.65. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE installation, CUR.66.65_wwg8_2014.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2015
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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