Marble head of a man
- 3rd century B.C.
- Greek, South Italian, Tarentine
- Marble (white with fairly large crystals, probably from the Greek islands)
- H. 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm)
- Stone Sculpture
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Mrs. Martin Fried Gift and Arthur Darby Nock Bequest, 1997
- Accession Number:
This head of a young man with wavy, upswept hair turns slightly toward the left. The parted lips and frowning eyebrows give the face an anguished expression appropriate to a funerary context. The head, preserved to the base of the neck and roughed out behind, was made for insertion onto a torso, possibly carved from a material less expensive than marble such as limestone. This suggests that it belongs to a western Greek workshop, where imported Greek marble was used sparingly.