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7th – 6th century B.C.
H: 12.6 cm
The head is complete but covered with a layer of incrustations that hides the original surface of the clay.
Carved from two fragments of dark green stone mottled with light patches (steatite probably), these two objects represent animals with highly stylized and abstract shapes.
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.
This head, whose dimensions are approximately half life-size, was part of the funerary statue of a young man.
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