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Head of a Bearded Male

This is a Roman version of an early Hellenistic figure of a bearded man, with a pronounced twist in the neck to the viewer’s left. It is probably part of a full length figure. Some have claimed that the prototype was by Lysippos, on account of a resemblance to the famous Apoxyomenos and another sculpture by Lysippos of a bearded athlete, in Dresden. The nose is restored

Location of Original: 

Copenhagen, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek 542


Purchased from Sgnr. NF Martinelli of Rome in 1889


Lippold: Griechische Plastik, 281 (n.3)
Johnson: Lysippus, 240, pl. 57
Arndt: La Glyptothèque Ny Carlsberg, pl. 130-1, text 182
Martinelli: Catalogue of Casts in Gypsum
Poulsen, V: Les Portraits Grecs (1954), 46, no.17

Roman. Original: early Hellenistic

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