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Male Head

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

PERIOD Hellenistic Period
DIMENSIONS 4 7/8 x 4 1/2 x 5 1/16 in. (12.4 x 11.4 x 12.9 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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CAPTION Male Head. Schist, 4 7/8 x 4 1/2 x 5 1/16 in. (12.4 x 11.4 x 12.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 70.89.1. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, CUR.70.89.1_view4.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Youthful male head of dark green schist. The eyes are deeply set into the face, and the corners of the mouth are drawn slightly downwards. On the youth’s head is a lion’s skin, and this attribute makes probable the identification of this piece as a representation of the young Heracles. Condition: Broken off diagonally at neck. Chin and nose mostly missing. Chips in eyes and brows. Top of head chipped and worn; other chips and scratches. Incrustation in some hollows.
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Male Head