Portrait of a Man

Romanca. 40 BC (late Republican)

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

During the Republic, men in power wanted their portraits to express the qualities they associated with leadership: experience, determination, practicality, and valor. Such an image tended to have a realistic appearance, with a direct gaze and heavily lined face.


  • Title: Portrait of a Man
  • Date Created: ca. 40 BC (late Republican)
  • Physical Dimensions: w18.1 x h30.6 x d22.9 cm
  • Type: portraits;sculptures
  • Rights: Museum purchase, 1949, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
  • External Link: The Walters Art Museum
  • Medium: Pentelic marble
  • Provenance: Joseph Brummer Sale, New York, June 9, 1949, no. 417; Walters Art Museum, 1949, by purchase.
  • Place of Origin: Italy
  • ExhibitionHistory: Highlights from the Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998-2001
  • Artist: Roman

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