In 1944 Father Joseph Jarzebowski, M.I.C., now headmaster of a school for Polish boys at Fawley Court, near Henley, acquired, at an antique-dealer's (Galeria Ordáz) in Mexico City, a draped marble bust of an Antonine boy, which is now displayed in the hall of the Court. It is by Father Jarzebowski's kind permission that I am able to publish the portrait here (pls. 1, 1, 2, 11, 1, 2).
The piece is certainly antique, cleaned, but not reworked, and carved, it seems, in Luna (Carrara) marble. It stands 1 ft. 11 in. high, including the base and pedestal, which appear to be modern. At the back a new portion has been inserted at the bottom of the column that runs up inside the hollow of the bust, so that the sculpture can rest steadily upon the base.