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Male torso
Sculpture
Late 4th century B.C.
Pietra tenera

Fragment made in Taranto for the decoration of tombs, made in a local stone called pietra tenera. The great ductility of the pietra tenera enabled the development of a local style that in some cases anticipated expressive trends (for example, “Pergamum Baroque”) typical of other periods and other centers of the Hellenistic world.

Provenance: From Taranto
Inventory: Inv. MB 149

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