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Head of an ephebus
Eclectic work from the Flavian period
Pentelic marble

The head of an ephebus, with rows of tight curls on his forehead (a typical feature of archaic Greek sculpture) and locks of hair falling to his shoulders, can be dated to the end of the first century A.D., in the Flavian period.

Provenance: Purchased in Rome, formerly in the Alberici Collection
Inventory: Inv. MB 84

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