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The front half of the head is preserved. Hair, beard, and face have suffered some damage, the nose being mostly cut or worn away. This head probably presents a Hellenistic restyling of an ideal portrait created in the fifth century B.C. There is a broad fillet, roughly sketched, around the...

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Presumably from Greece or the Aegean islands.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 136; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 110 (additional published references).


Height: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, Pentelic


The Ancient World