A carved marble head of an African boy, portrayed in a sensitive and observant manner, with a concentrated gaze. Several features of this portrait are characteristic of Roman sculpture in this period, including the interest in depicting movement and the contrast of the smooth skin and the drilled hair.
Circa 150-200 A.D.
Dimensions: height (with stand) 21cm ; height (of the head) 11cm
Provenance: Belgian art market
for a similar carved marble portrait
Mounted on a later, black stained wooden base.