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Roman Marble Head of a Bearded Male

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 3rd century CE. A man's head, probably once part of a high relief image on the side of a tomb or stela, as it is only carved on the face and sides and has a smooth, undecorated back. The head is bearded, with wild, curling hair and a carefully depicted mustache around a small mouth. The eyes are large and expressive, the nose flat and wide. This item was likely once brightly painted. Size: 2.4" W x 3.1" H (6.1 cm x 7.9 cm)

Condition: Head has wear to surface commensurate with age, with some deposits in lower profile areas. Nicely preserved details especially at hairline and eyes.

Provenance: private New York, USA collection

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