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Marble head of a bearded man

Late Classical
late 4th century B.C.
Marble, Pentelic
H. 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm); width 6 in. (15.2 cm); depth 8 in. (20.3 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Anonymous Gift, 1949
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The head, which probably comes from a grave monument, is encircled by a fillet with holes probably drilled for the attachment of metal leaves of a wreath.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 93, p. 62, pls. 75c-d, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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