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Head of a man

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek


The head is made of limestone, and traces of red paint can be seen with the naked eye on eyes and mouth.

Description of object

Oval, beardless, rather full face. Deep-set eyes under finely arched eyebrows. Long nose, small mouth with full lips. Protruding ears. The hair is short, and he wears an olive wreath.

Choice of methods

Visual examination

  • Macroscopic


F. Poulsen 1951, Catalogue of Ancient Sculpture in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, cat. No. 373.

A.M. Nielsen 1992, Catalogue. The Cypriote Collection. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, cat. No. 13.

  • IN 598b
  • Head
  • 3rd century B.C.E.
  • Hellenistic
  • Limestone
  • Acquired in 1891 in Paris at the auction of the J. Greau collection.
  • H.: 21; W.: 15; Dp.: 15 cm.

Selected photos

  • Img_7437_red