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Bearded head

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Although broken from the background close to all edges, the head is in relatively good condition. On the object is a Palmyrene inscription. This head from a Palmyrene grave relief of usual form, or possibly from a large, reclining figure, has singularly Eastern features. The man has an ample...

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By date unknown: Collection of S. D'Ehrenhoff, Swedish Minister to the Sublime Porte; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From S. D'Ehrenhoff's sale . . . No. 6 in catalogue where it is stated to have been bought at Ephesus.); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, 1896

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Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Palmyrene, Imperial Period, about A.D. 150–160


Height: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Hard limestone


The Ancient World