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Male Head

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Roman
MEDIUM Marble
  • Possible Place Purchased: Africa
  • DATES 3rd century C.E. probably
    PERIOD Roman Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 1/4 x 2 1/16 x 2 7/16 in. (8.2 x 5.3 x 6.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 16.580.78
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Roman. Male Head, 3rd century C.E. probably. Marble, 3 1/4 x 2 1/16 x 2 7/16 in. (8.2 x 5.3 x 6.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.580.78. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.580.78_view1.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.16.580.78_view1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2014
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Yellowish marble male head. Probably representing Silenus. Head turned slightly to left. Features deeply modelled and rather exaggerated. Moustache. Condition: Broken evenly at neck. A separate piece (?) Various chips on surface. Note drill hole below right temple.
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    Roman. <em>Male Head</em>, 3rd century C.E. probably. Marble, 3 1/4 x 2 1/16 x 2 7/16 in. (8.2 x 5.3 x 6.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.580.78. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.16.580.78_view1.jpg)