Description This portrait head might have at one point in time been treasured as evoking the emperor and philosopher Marcus Aurelius (reigned 161-180) as a young man. Scholars are not now certain that this head represents Marcus Aurelius, but it is modeled in subtle, naturalistic detail in the "antique manner."
|12/31/1969||Examination||Examined for condition; X-ray fluorescence|
- Antiquity in the Renaissance. Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton. 1978.
- The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1916 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1916
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