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Bust of a man

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The beardless, youngish man has his hair arranged in two rows of locks, combed forward. He wears a chiton (tunic) and himation (a cloak-like garment draped diagonally across the body). With his cap-like hair and large, frozen eyes the man is a striking anticipation of the later imperial portrait...

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Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Dana Estes

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, Palmyrene Group I, about A.D. 100–150

Place of Manufacture

Palmyra, Syria


Height x width: 54 x 44 cm (21 1/4 x 17 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World