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Male Portrait Bust
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Male Portrait Bust


Description Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description This bust was found in the house of Laberius Gallus, and the distinctive features suggest that it might represent him or a member of his family. Following the fashion of his day, he wears a toga with a heavy border folded into a band worn across the chest.
Exhibitions
  • Faces of Ancient Arabia: The Giraud and Carolyn Foster Collection of South Arabian Art. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2008.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
ca. 260
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.1148
Measurements
H: 7 7/16 x W: 6 7/16 x D: 3 5/16 in. (18.9 x 16.3 x 8.4 cm); mount bust H: 1 15/16 x W: 7 3/16 x D: 3 1/16 in. (5 x 18.3 x 7.7 cm)
Geography
  • Italy, Bolsena, House of Laberius Gallus (Place of Discovery)

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