A Son of Constantine

Inv. Scu 843

This bust is believed to represent one of the sons of Constantine the Great.

The bust depicts a bearded young man who glances to the left with a disgruntled expression upon his face. His forehead is incised with a deep v that draws his eyebrows together. His hair is carefully arranged in small curls around his face.

Once part of a statue, the head of parian marble has been placed on a base in a frontal position.

Scholars cannot determine whether Constantine II or Crispus is the man represented.

Early constantine period (306-330 d.C.)

The head was found on the Esquiline hill in Rome.