Portrait of a Man

Romanca. 40 BC (late Republican)

The Walters Art Museum

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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