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Head of a young man

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek


The head is made of white marble. The nose has been broken off and is missing, and the rims of the ears are badly bruised. There is an indentation in the forehead. Frederik Poulsen noted in his catalogue from 1951 that the head is generally well preserved, and that there were traces of paint in the right eye visible to the naked eye.

In 1957 the nose was repaired and the head was cleaned and given a new plinth.

Description of object

White marble with greyish surface. The straw-like hair grows long over the brow, around the ears and especially down the back of the neck.

Choice of methods

Visual examination

  • Macroscopic


F. Poulsen (1951), Catalogue of Ancient Sculpture in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, cat. no. 596b.

F. Johansen (1994), Catalogue. Roman Portraits II. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, cat. no. 52.

  • IN 2264
  • Head
  • Late 1st.- early 2nd century C.E.
  • Roman Imperial
  • White marble
  • Bought in Munich in 1907 from J. Drey.
  • H. 27 cm.

Selected photos

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