Roman - Head of a Youthful Divinity, 2nd century AD-3rd century AD (after a Greek work of about 465 BC)

Roman

Head of a Youthful Divinity, 2nd century AD-3rd century AD (after a Greek work of about 465 BC)

Greek marble, probably Pentelic, 39 cm (15 3/8 in.) height

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Accession number

S27e38

Provenance

Entered Isabella Stewart Gardner's collection before 1903.

Bibliography

Catalogue. Fenway Court. (Boston, 1903), p. 23. (as Greek bust)
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 248. (imitation of the Greek style of the early 5th century BC)
Cornelius C. Vermeule III et al. Sculpture in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1977), p. 24, no. 30. (Graeco-Roman, after a creation of the Severe style, about 465 BC)


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