Portrait Bust of an Aristocratic Man

Portrait Bust of an Aristocratic Man

c. 270-280


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

Weight: 15.5 lbs

John L. Severance Fund 1965.245


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.

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Medieval Art
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