Bust of a male wearing a wreath - ROM2011_11984_6


Bust of a male wearing a wreath

Geography: Eastern Mediterranean region
Date: c. 98-117 AD
Period: Reign of Trajan, Roman Imperial period
27.8 x 21.2 cm
Object number: 959.17.12
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: Imperial Roman portraiture, busts

Head of a Young Man

Hair style can help in dating a Roman portrait. Here, the young man's hair is combed forward and set in a pattern of comma-shaped locks straight across his forehead. This is how the Emperor Trajan's hair was arranged.

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