Head from marble, relief. Pentelic marble with greenish micaceous veins. Helmeted head of legionary. Broken off below chin at right side, across eye to corner of mouth at left; crest of helmet mostly broken away. Classicizing face with slightly open mouth and short bear. Relif ca. 3/4 round, scale ca. life. Crested helmet with hinged cheek pieces fastening together under the chin. On the visor wavy lines and circles in relief; on the crown winged horse or Pegasos; featheres crest. Mush drill work; at corners of eyes and mouth, around ears, on cheek-pieces, visor and base of crest of helmet. Probably time of Trajan, from a historical or allegorical relief.
Purchased from Mrs. William H. Allen (Robert Hecht), 1954
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Worlds Intertwined: Classical World Introduction (14 Mar 2003)
Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)
What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1954 - 31 Dec 1954)
[Catalogue, Collection] Romano, Irene B. 2006. Classical Sculpture; Catalogue of the Cypriot, Greek and Roman Stone Sculpture in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 252, no. 122
[Catalogue, Exhibition] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 48, no. 69
[Book] Hanson, Berbard. 1965. "Of time and the Image: three periods of change".
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