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Marble head of a horned youth wearing a diadem


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The diadem and horns of this portrait head signify a divinised Hellenistic ruler is represented. The horns, which were attached by means of marble dowels and stucco, were most likely bull's horns. Among the early Hellenistic rulers, bull's horns were a popular divine attribute with strong associations to the god Dionysos, whose most common animal manifestation was the bull.

Marble head of a horned youth wearing a diadem, Marble, Greek

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