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Head of an Athlete
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Head of an Athlete


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Description The unusual hairstyle, with twisted locks falling down the back of the head, the receding forehead, and the flaring nostrils suggest that the subject is an athlete. The exaggerated features are characteristic of a Greek artist's portrayal of a foreigner, perhaps an Egyptian.
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Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Technical Reportx-ray diffraction; other
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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1st century BC-AD 1st century
Medium
marble
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Accession Number
23.103
Measurements
4 7/8 x 3 7/16 x 4 1/4 in. (12.5 x 8.7 x 10.8 cm)
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