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Portrait of a Man
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Portrait of a Man


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Description This bust was probably carved several decades after the reign of Emperor Caracalla (reigned AD 211-17) and bears many similarities to that emperor's portrait type, which had an enormous influence on the private portraiture of the following generation. Caracalla's later portraits have animated expressions, and the head is often turned to his right, giving the impression of movement. This example imitates the emperor's image but has the individual's own distinct features. (The nose and ears are restored.)
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Technical Reportx-ray diffraction; other
6/22/1961Treatmentcleaned
6/22/1961Treatmentcleaned
7/06/1970Treatmentcleaned
4/26/2001Treatmentcleaned; repaired; loss compensation
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome; 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
230-240 (late Imperial (Roman))
Medium
marble
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
23.186
Measurements
28 9/16 x 21 1/4 x 11 7/8 in. (72.6 x 53.9 x 30.2 cm)
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