Location: On Display in the Classical World Gallery

From: Italy

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number 54-3-1
Current Location Classical World Gallery - On Display
Culture Roman
Provenience Italy
Period Roman Period
Section Mediterranean
Materials Pentelic Marble
Technique Carved
Iconography Head | Soldier | Helmet | Pegasus

Head from a 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 beard. Relief 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; feathered crest. Much 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.

Height 35.5 cm
Width 14 cm
Depth 16 cm
Credit Line Purchased from Mrs. William H. Allen (Robert Hecht), 1954

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