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Head of an ephebus
Sculpture
Roman work inspired by a Greek original from the mid-5th century B.C.
Pentelic marble

The hollow eye-sockets in this youthful face, whose hair is kept in place by a ribbon, would have been inlaid with various materials (ivory, colored stones) to enliven the gaze. The work, inspired by Greek models from the 5th century B.C., can be considered a Classicistic creation from the Augustan age.

Provenance: Purchased in Rome
Inventory: Inv. MB 113

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