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Head of a young man

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Square-shaped face of a young man with a long neck and with a heavy chin. The wide set-eyes with drilled pupils and incised iris and tear ducts are framed by plastically engraved eyebrows. The hair is parted in the center with short locks brushed to both sides. Wisps of hair lightly incised on...

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Provenance

By about 1971: with Nicolas Koutoulakis, 3, Chemin de Conches, Geneva, Switzerland; about 1971: purchased by Ariel Herrmann from Nicolas Koutoulakis; gift of Ariel Herrmann to MFA in honor of John J. Herrmann, Jr., Curator of Classical Art, 1976-2004, December 2004

Credit Line

Gift of Ariel Herrmann in honor of John J. Herrmann, Jr., Curator of Classical Art, 1976-2004

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 160–170, possibly modified about A.D. 220

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 36 x 16.5 x 19 cm (14 3/16 x 6 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2004.2232

Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from Carrara, Italy

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture