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Head of a Man
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Head of a Man

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Description Images of men during the Ptolemaic Period are either idealized or realistic, showing lines and wrinkles. The so-called realistic images were not individual portraits, but were meant to represent a traditional mature official. This head has a youthful, idealized face with a characteristic half smile.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1913, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1913

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late 4th-late 1st century BCE (Ptolemaic)
red porpyry
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3 9/16 in. (9 cm)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)


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