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Greek, Southern Italian
2nd century B.C., 3rd century B.C.
ca. 14 x 14 cm
Complete but reglued. Rests of polychromy.
This face certainly represents a male figure; it shows some of the distinctive features of the Greek-Roman images known as “grotesque”, such as the big aquiline and pointed nose, the strongly marked, frowning eyebrows and the wrinkled forehead.
The huge spiraled horns are this figurine’s main feature both visually and because they enable us to confidently identify the species represented.
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