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Head of a Bearded Man

A work made of limestone.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of limestone.

Date:

5th century BCE

Artist:

Cypriot

About this artwork

This limestone head has features that are commonly found on Greek sculptures carved about one hundred years earlier (during the Archaic period), such as almond-shaped eyes, face-framing ringlets, and a faint smile. It comes from the island of Cyprus, a major center for the exchange of goods and ideas throughout the ancient world. The sculptor may have visited Greece or otherwise known about the earlier Greek art that appears to have influenced this work.

Status

On View, Gallery 151

Department

Arts of the Ancient Mediterranean and Byzantium

Culture

Ancient Cypriot

Title

Head of a Bearded Man

Origin

Cyprus

Date

500 BCE–401 BCE

Medium

Limestone

Dimensions

29.2 × 20.3 × 26 cm (11 1/2 × 8 × 10 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Robert A. Waller Fund

Reference Number

1926.437

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