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Currently on view at: Getty Villa, Gallery 209, Men in Antiquity
Pair of Portrait Busts of Youths and Two Marble Eyes
Roman Empire (Place created)
Eastern Gaul (France) (Place found)
60 - 70
Bronze and marble
Who do these two bronze portrait
One bust has an acanthus band at the bottom; while this feature is missing on the other bust, traces of solder may indicate its original presence. Also missing from both heads are the original inlaid eyes made of colored stone or glass paste. The emphasis on the front view, the simplistic treatment of the back of the head, and the overall style indicate that this pair of busts was made in the Roman province of
These busts are said to have been found in France along with the Offering Box and the Statuette of