PORTRAIT OF NERO AS A BOY?|
11680. LIFE SIZED ROMAN MARBLE BUST OF A BOY. Julio-Claudian Period, 1st century AD. Finely carved marble bust of a noble boy in Neronic style wearing a toga fastened with a large clasp on his left shoulder quite possibly the young Nero. Compare this very similar portrait of Nero as a boy wearing the same cloak and fastener from a Roman gold aureus. 40 x 34 x 17 cm. Losses to right shoulder, slight chip to tip of nose, and some slight calcification patina attesting age. Provenance: Property of an Italian family by descent. Will be shipped from Italy with official export document from the Italian Ministry of Culture.