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Head of a man

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek


The head is made of limestone, and is intact except from small cuts in the surface. Traces of red paint can be observed in the hair and on the wreath with the naked eye. Frederik Poulsen (Poulsen, 1951) noted traces of red paint on the fillet and on the lips.

Description of object

The face is triangular, the eyes narrow, the nose long and pointed. Slightly smiling mouth. The hair is arranged in several rows of small curls above the forehead. On the top of the head the hair is straight, and at the back it is rolled up. He wears a heavily stylized wreath.

Choice of methods

Visual examination

  • Macroscopic


F. Poulsen (1951), Catalogue of Ancient Sculpture in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, cat. No.16.

A.M. Nielsen (1992), Catalogue. The Cypriote Collection. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, cat. No. 8.

  • IN 419
  • Head
  • c. 500 B.C.E.
  • Archaic
  • Limeston
  • Bought in 1880 in Paris from the E. Piot collection.
  • H. 17 cm.; W. 12 cm.; D. 14 cm.

Selected photos

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