Portrait bust of a boy - ROM2010_11707_89


Portrait bust of a boy

Geography: Mediterranean region
Date: 225-250 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
41 x 27.2 cm
Object number: 939.17.29
Credit Line: This purchase was made possible with the support of The Reuben Wells Leonard Bequest Fund
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Imperial Roman portraiture, busts

Bust of a Roman Boy

The boy is turned slightly to the left. His large eyes have incised irises and pupils, the latter with a long vertical "highlight". His lips and facial features are very delicately carved. The short hair, rendered with short chisel strokes, tightly covers his head.

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