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Male head in relief

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The male head from a relief has a ring of curly locks encircling his forehead. A row of flat strands is visible behind. The general aspect is that of a Greco-Roman creation in the manner of the late Archaic to Severe styles. The man looks like a minor divinity or hero in such reliefs; perhaps...

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Provenance

By 1962: Misses Aimée and Rosamond Lamb Collection; gift of Misses Aimée and Rosamond Lamb to MFA, February 14, 1962

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb

Roman, Imperial Period, Later 1st–2nd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 296.

Dimensions

Height x width: 11.8 x 15.5 cm (4 5/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

62.183

Medium or Technique

Marble from the Greek islands or western Asia Minor

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture