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Head of a Man
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Head of a Man


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description Hellenistic sculpture was the model for this head's facial features and short, curly hairstyle, while the choice of a hard, dense stone as its material is Egyptian. The head represents an elderly man with short hair, beard, and mustache. He has a heavily lined forehead and deep nasolabial furrows.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/31/1998Examinationsurvey
1/19/1999Treatmentcleaned; other
Exhibitions
  • Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 1947.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [said to be from Upper Egypt]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1913, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1913

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Period
second half 2nd century BCE (Ptolemaic)
Medium
granodiorite
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.9
Measurements
10 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 5 5/16 in. (26 x 23.5 x 13.5 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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