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Head of a man

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek


The head is made of limestone. The tip of nose and part of chin is missing. Damage around the left ear, which has almost disappeared. Red paint can still be seen with the naked eye as irises in both eyes.

Description of object

Oval rather full face. Narrow eyes, short nose, straight mouth. On the neck there is a distinct collar of Venus. His short hair has a curly fringe. He wears a wreath. Traces of red paint in his eyes. His head is turned slightly to the left. The head belonged to a statue.

Choice of methods

Visual examination

  • Macroscopic


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

A.M. Nielsen (1992), Catalogue. The Cypriote Collection. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, cat. No. 14.

  • IN 2584
  • Head
  • 3rd cent. B.C.E.
  • Hellenistic
  • Limestone
  • Bought in 1911 from the art market in Paris.
  • H. 32 cm.; W. 19 cm.; D. 24 cm.

Selected photos

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