About this object

Under life-size portrait of an old man. The head is basically ancient and may belong with the herm on which it is restored,. The herm has strong indication of muscles in the chest and back, and the shoulders are cut off straight with square bosses replacing the arms. On the breast is inscribed ‘M. Cato’ – making this a portrait of the renowned politician. A crack runs across the right cheek, and the nose, chin, eyes and forehead have been untidily patched up. Bought by Henry Blundell as a pair to 59.148.149 (Ince 112).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    Roman Republican
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy: Rome
  • Date made
    1st Century BC
  • Materials
    Marble
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Col. Joseph W Weld, 1959
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    305 mm x 210 mm
  • Related people
    Henry Blundell (Previous owner); Joseph William Col Sir Weld (Previous owner)

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Publications

  • A Catalogue of the Ancient Marbles at Ince Blundell Hall

    Ashmole, Bernard

    Author: Ashmole, Bernard
    Publisher: Clarendon Press
    Date: 1929
    Description: An illustrated catalogue of the ancient sculptures collected by Henry Blundell and formerly at Ince Blundell Hall.

  • An Account of the Statues, Busts, Bass Relieves, Cinerary Urns, and other ancient marbles, and paintings at Ince. Collected by H.B.

    Blundell, Henry

    Author: Blundell, Henry
    Publisher:
    Date: 1803
    Description:

  • Ancient Marbles in Great Britain

    Michaelis, A

    Author: Michaelis, A
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    Date: 1882
    Description:

  • The Ince Blundell Collection

    Southworth, E

    Author: Southworth, E
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Date: 1991
    Description:

  • The Ince Blundell Collection of Classical Sculpture. Volume I - the Portraits. Part 2: The Roman Male Portraits

    Fejfer, J

    Author: Fejfer, J
    Publisher: Liverpool University Press
    Date: 1997
    Description:

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph William Col Sir Weld

    Owned from: 1958
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1959
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Henry Blundell

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1810
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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