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BZ.1963.5, Portrait of an Emperor

BZ.1963.5, Portrait of an Emperor

Byzantine Collection, Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Roman, early fourth century

Porphyry, 16.3 cm x 13 cm x 12.6 cm (6 7/16 in. x 5 1/8 in. x 4 15/16 in.)

Dumbarton Oaks acquired this sculpture from Polly Leavitt (Hayford Peirce’s former wife) in March 1963.