Portrait of a Young Man


Portrait of a Young Man

Roman, second half of the 1st century AD
H.: 23 cm. - W.: 19 cm. - D.: 16 cm. 
Restorations dating from the 18th century. 


Formerly in the collection of the Baron Maximilian von Heyl (1844-1925), Darmstadt (published in the catalogue for that collection in 1930).
Probably in the collection of Dr Arthur Rosin (1879-1974), Berlin and New York. Collection of Leopold Gutmann (1891-1970), Nördlingen, then transported to New York in 1937 with the rest of his collection.
Received as a present from Dr Arthur Rosin, his father-in-law.
Collection of Leonard Sussman (1920-2015), New York, and Craftsbury, Vermont, received as a present from Leopold Gutmann, his father-in-law.
Then passed down within the same family as an heirloom.


- H. Helbing, Katalog der Sammlung Baron Heyl, Darmstadt. Vol. II : Sammlung antiker Kunst, Darmstadt, October 30th, 1930, no. 23 (not illustreated).
- P. Arndt and G. Lippold, Photographische Einzelaufnahmen antiker Skulpturen, serie XIII, Munich, 1932, nos 3744-3746.
- P. Cairn, Marmorbildnisse neronisch-flavischer Zeit, Munich, 1993, pp. 252-253, no. 132.
- F. Fless, Opferdiener und Kultusmusiker auf stadtrömischen historischen reliefs. Untersuchungen zur Ikonographie, Funktion und Benennung, Mainz, 1995, p. 67, pl. 30.1-2
- J. Pollini, The Warren Cup: Homoerotic Love and Symposial Rhetoric in Silver, The Art Bulletin, vol. 81, 1999, pp. 34-35, figs. 19-20
- J. Pollini, Two Portrait Busts of Slave Boys from a Shrine of Cobannus in Gaul, Studia Varia from the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001, vol. 2, p. 139 and note 103
- K. Fittschen and P. Zanker, Katalog der römischen Porträts in den Capitolinischen Museen und den anderen komunalen Sammlungen der Stadt Rom, vol. IV, Mainz, 2014, p. 45, note 9n