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Bronze head of a grotesque

ca. 1st–2nd century A.D.
H. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1897
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
He has a long nose, high cheekbones and a receding forehead. On his nose and on each cheek is a wart. He is bald, except for a tuft of hair at the top of his head and one at the back.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 276, p. 138, New York: Gilliss Press.

Bieber, Margarete. 1939. The History of the Greek and Roman Theater. pp. 417-9, fig. 553, Princeton: Princeton University Press.

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