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Portrait Bust of an Aristocratic Man

Portrait Bust of an Aristocratic Man

c. 270-280

Marble

Overall: 35.2 x 21.5 x 12 cm (13 7/8 x 8 7/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1965.245

Description

These three pairs of marble portrait busts depict an aristocratic Roman couple. They are unique in representing the same couple three times with only minor variations in costume. Allegedly found together with the Jonah Marbles, they may represent the Christian patrons who commissioned the Jonah cycle.

See also
Department: 
Medieval Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Marble

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