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Head of a young man

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek


The head is made of fine-grained, white marble with greyish stripes. Traces of paint in the eyes can be seen with the naked eye.

In July, 1993 the head was thoroughly cleaned.

Description of object

The head has two small chips on the nose and one on the chin, and a reddish sintered patina on the back.

The head is turned to the left, the hair is very short and only executed schematically as coarsely cut tufts. Cauliflower ears. The face is heart-shaped and slightly effeminate.

Choice of methods

Visual examination

  • Macroscopic


F. Poulsen (1951), Catalogue of Ancient Sculpture in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, cat. no. 112.

M. Moltesen (2006), Catalogue. Imperial Rome III. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, cat. no. 168.

  • IN 1580
  • Head
  • 1st century C.E.
  • Roman Imperial
  • White marble
  • Bought in 1897 through Poul Arndt from Margaritis in Athens.
  • H. 23 cm.

Selected photos

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