Male Head (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

380-342 BC
Overall: 9 1/2 × 5 3/4 in. (24.13 × 14.61 cm)
Unusual and irregularly veined stones fascinated sculptors of the Late Period. Here a rose-colored vein has been used both to accentuate the curves of the head and to add contrast to the symmetry of the face. The high polish and elongated egg shape of the head are typical of the Late Period.
Dynasty 30
Late Period
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund
Mayo, Margaret Ellen, and Heather S. Russell. Ancient Art: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond, VA: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1998. (pp. 24-25)
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