Description This head has the highly polished surface distinctive of the Antonine period and a part of the original hairstyle at the nape of the neck, but the piece was drastically re-carved in the late 3rd to early 4th century. In the harsh economic climate of the late Roman period, earlier sculptures were often re-worked in order to save both marble and time.
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- World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [said to be from Alexandria, Egypt]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1909, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1909
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