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Marble head of a african boy.   Roman Empire.  Circa 150-200 A.D.
Marble head of a african boy.   Roman Empire.  Circa 150-200 A.D.  - Ancient Art & Antiquities Style Marble head of a african boy.   Roman Empire.  Circa 150-200 A.D.  - Marble head of a african boy.   Roman Empire.  Circa 150-200 A.D.  - Antiquités - Marble head of a african boy.   Roman Empire.  Circa 150-200 A.D.
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Period :
16th century
Medium :
Marble
Dimensions :
H. 8.27 inch
Ancient Art & Antiquities  - Marble head of a african boy.   Roman Empire.  Circa 150-200 A.D. 16th century - Marble head of a african boy.   Roman Empire.  Circa 150-200 A.D.  - Marble head of a african boy.   Roman Empire.  Circa 150-200 A.D. Antiquités - Marble head of a african boy.   Roman Empire.  Circa 150-200 A.D.
Kim J. Nazzi

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Marble head of a african boy. Roman Empire. Circa 150-200 A.D.

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.

Roman Empire.
Circa 150-200 A.D.

Dimensions: height (with stand) 21cm ; height (of the head) 11cm

Provenance: Belgian art market

References: http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/6905/unknown-maker-portrait-head-of-an-african-child-roman-150-200-ad/
for a similar carved marble portrait

Mounted on a later, black stained wooden base.

Kim J. Nazzi

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Ancient Art & Antiquities