Description This intaglio depicts the head of a member of the Julio-Claudian dynasty in profile to the left. The subject’s classicized facial features and tousled hair are characteristic of the art made during the reign of the emperor Augustus.
An impression was made of the intaglio for purposes of exhibition. The object was cleaned afterward.
- Madame de Pompadour, Patron and Printmaker. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2016.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1911, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1911
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