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Roman Sculptor

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Roman Man

I century. White marble.
Galería Jónica Planta Principal Norte

A concern to reflect the inevitable effects of time is clearly evident in the features of this head, which follows earlier Republican models associated with ancestor worship. The subject’s advanced age, wrinkles and the overall physical depiction all add realism and suggest that this image may have been made for a family tomb.


Technical data

Inventory number
Roman Sculptor
Roman Man
I century
White marble
Height: 54 cm; Width: 21.5 cm; Base/bottom: 24 cm; Weight: 21.8 Kg; Altura de la peana: 14 cm; Diameter of the base: 16.3 cm; Alto de una de las partes: 40 cm
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Hübner, Emil, Die Antiken Bildwerke in Madrid, Druck Und Verlag Von Georg Reimer, Berlín, 1862.

Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la escultura. Museo Nacional de Pintura y Escultura., Imprenta y fototipia J. Lacoste, Madrid, 1908, pp. 155, n.212.

Ricard, Robert, Marbres Antiques du Musee du Prado a Madrid, Feret & Fils, Burdeos, 1923, pp. 95.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la escultura, Madrid, 1957, pp. 110.

Blanco, Antonio; Lorente, Manuel, Catálogo de la escultura. Museo del Prado, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1981.

Schröder, Stephan F., Catálogo de la escultura clásica: Museo del Prado, I, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 1993, pp. 177.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 72.
72. Busto desconocido de marmol de carrara, la base de jaspe./ Alto 1 pie, 5 pulgadas. / Id. La base 6 pulgadas.

Inscriptions +

Inscribed in black. Plinth

72 [algo borrado]
Inscribed. On underside

Location +

Galería Jónica Planta Principal Norte (On Display)

Update date: 12-05-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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