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Marble head of a bearded man

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1908
Accession Number:
08.258.40
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Copy of a Greek work of the 3rd century B.C.

This head bears some resemblance to known third-century B.C. Greek portraits and likely represents a philosopher or poet.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 216, p. 109, pls. 151a-c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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