Artist Roman
  • Head of a Boy
Date early 2nd century CE
Medium marble
Dimensions Overall: 8 × 6 1/2 × 7 5/8 inches (20.3 × 16.5 × 19.3 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb
Accession Number 53.366
Department Greco-Roman and Ancient European
Not On View
(Piero Tozzi, New York, New York);
1929, purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Whitcomb (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1953-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Heil, W. MS Catalogue. 1931, p. 63.

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Masterworks of Sculpture. Exh. cat., John Herron Art Institute. Indianapolis, February-March, 1956.

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Vermeule, Cornelius C. Greek and Roman Sculpture in America: Masterpieces in Public Collections in the United States and Canada. Berkeley: University of California Press 1981, 317 no. 272.

Image and Artifact: Ancient Art from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., DIA Statewide Services Travelling Exhibition. February 5, 1984 - December 16, 1985, cat. no. 55 (ill.).

Kleiner, Diana E. E. and Susan B. Matheson eds. I Claudia, Women in Ancient Rome. Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, 1996, cat. no. 77, p. 144, (fig. 4), p.19.