Mar 18, 2009
Mar 18, 2009
Mar 18, 2009
Mar 18, 2009
Mar 18, 2009

Portrait Head of a Youth

Portrait Head of a Youth

AD 1-100

Marble

Overall: 29.5 cm (11 5/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1947.188

Location

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The carving of this head was never finished.

Description

Several unusual features of this head suggest that its carving was never finished in antiquity. These include unfinished hair around the ears, small bumps remaining in the hair near the front and top of the head, and the lack of a finely polished surface. Although said to have been found in Egypt, the head is carved of dolomitic marble thought to come from the Saliari region of the northern Greek island of Thasos.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Roman
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Marble

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