About this object

Head of a boy of about 3 year old, head is turned to the left, his face is a round and chubby. His eyes look downwards and he has a slight smile. His hair is in tousled long curls with some amount of drilling. The head has a breakage at the base of the neck where it joins with the small triangular bust and the round base. The chin is also broken and the crown of the head had some restoration. Ashmole doubted whether it was ancient and dated it in the 3th 0r 4th century AD if it was. The head was reworked and lost its ancient character.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    Roman Imperial
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy: Rome
  • Date made
    1st Century AD
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Col. Joseph W Weld, 1959
  • Collector
    Henry Blundell
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    390 mm x 180 mm x 145 mm x 10.5 kg
  • Note
    The bust has the Ince number 127 but this is also the Ince number for 59.148.155
  • Related people
    Henry Blundell ( Collector, previous owner); Joseph William Weld ( Previous owner)

Explore related


  • Ancient Marbles in Great Britain

    Michaelis, A

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


Previous owners

  • Joseph William Weld

    Owned from: 1958
    How acquired: By descent
    Owned until: 1959
    Disposal method: Donation
  • Henry Blundell

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1810
    Disposal method: Bequest
Object view = Humanities
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