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Head of Homer (Epimenides type)
Roman copy of a Greek original from the mid-5th century B.C.
Parian marble

A portrait of the blind poet to whom, according to tradition, we owe the Iliad and the Odyssey. This piece, characterized by a complicated hairstyle, is a good copy of the head of a statue raised around 460 B.C. in the great bard’s honor.

Provenance: Purchased in Rome
Inventory: Inv. MB 123

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