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Man's Head
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Man's Head


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Description The head, carved in the round, has human ears and a hair cap. There is a garland of leaves and a flower on the forehead. A cut on the lower left edge has removed the tip of the mustache. The head is hollowed out and a fill material plugs the upper opening. Although the head is that of a man, it has the attributes usually associated with satyrs' heads on furniture mounts- the fierce expression, mustache, and garland in the hair.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1st century BC (Greco-Roman)
Medium
bone
(Ivory & Bone)
Accession Number
71.590
Measurements
1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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