Roman - Bust of a Man, about 150 AD

Roman

Bust of a Man, about 150 AD

Pentelic marble, 59 x 50.8 x 24.1 cm (23 1/4 x 20 x 9 1/2 in.) overall

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Object details

Accession number

S27e28

Provenance

Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner (as bust of the Roman emperor Commodus, 161-192 AD) from the archaeologist and art historian Richard Norton (1872-1918), Rome (?) for about 6,000 lire after 8 November 1899.

Bibliography

Catalogue. Fenway Court. (Boston, 1903), p. 23. (as Greek bust)
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 247. (Roman, Antonine period, 138-180 AD)
Cornelius C. Vermeule III et al. Sculpture in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1977), p. 30, no. 38. (Roman, about 150 AD)


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Commentary

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