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This small head gives every appearance of being a representation of an ideal human being rather than of a god or even a hero. The slight asymmetry of the nose, turning to the subject's left, combined with the greater amount of unfinished hair over the left ear, suggests the head might have been...

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Provenance

By 1914: with L. Pollak, Rome; purchased by MFA from L. Pollak, June 4, 1914

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 058.

Dimensions

Height: 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

14.526

Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from Mount Pentelikon, near Athens

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture