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Head of an athlete
1st-century A.D. copy of an original by Stephanos (1st century B.C.)
Insular marble

This small, badly damaged head is a copy of a sculpture signed by the artist Stephanos and preserved at Villa Albani. Stephanos, a pupil of Pasiteles, belonged to a famous school of artists operating in Rome in the first century B.C. and specialized in creating works in the classical tradition.

Provenance: Gift from L. Pollak
Inventory: Inv. MB 252

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