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Portrait of Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121-180)

A.D. 147–49

Marble

39 × 24.13 × 23.71 cm (15 3/8 × 9 1/2 × 9 5/16 in.)
Ruth Elizabeth White Fund
2010.40.1
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Roman
Period: 
Antonine
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Purchased by Yale from Walter Banko, a dealer in Montreal. Mr. Banko bought it from Patrick Matton, the son of Andre Matton, a French private collector, who bought it from the dealer Elie Borowski, Basel, in 1970.

A French Certificate of Cultural Property has been obtained, and a Cultural Property Export License has been obtained to export the portrait out of the European Union. The original invoice and all relevant export paperwork were given to the buyer at purchase.

Bibliography: 

Jock Reynolds, “Director’s Report: July 1, 2009–June 30, 2010,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2010): 12–13, ill.

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2010.pdf (accessed 2012).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.