Sculpture of an Ancient Roman Head

MO 631987

Sculptor unknown

Marble, metal

7" x 4 1/2" overall

Roman Imperial head of a young boy carved in cream colored marble, mounted on a purple porphyry base. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy described this as the "head of a young satyr."

This sculpture was a gift  from President Kennedy to his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy, which the President purchased during his State Visit to Rome in 1963.

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum