Classical World Gallery
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)
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] 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] 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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