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A grotesque head of an old man. He has shaggy hair and beard and wears a fillet around his head. Rectangular plinth. Diadem setting mostly broken. Remains of white, black and bright pink color. Cf. MNR, III, 1, no. 72


By 1888: with R. Lanciani (said to have been found near the banks of the Tiber, on the Trastevere side, opposite the Island of Aesculapius [Isola di s. Bartolomeo]); purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, January, 1889, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

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Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Italic, Etruscan, Hellenistic Period, 2nd century B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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