Portrait Bust with Inscription (Right Profile)


The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

A portrait bust of a very young child. The hair is cut short above the brow in the Trajanic style, and behind, above the right ear, is a so-called lock of Horus. The eyes, unarticulated, gaze unfocused at a distant point. The cheeks are full, the lips are slightly compressed, the chin is small but firm.


  • Title: Portrait Bust with Inscription (Right Profile)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: A.D. 100–115
  • Location Created: Roman Empire
  • Physical Dimensions: 40.5 × 20 × 10 cm (15 15/16 × 7 7/8 × 3 15/16 in.)
  • Type: Child's portrait
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Marble
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 85.AA.352
  • Culture: Roman
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Sculpture (Visual Works)

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