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Object Number: 54-3-1
Current Location: Classical World Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Italy
Period: Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Pentelic Marble
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Head
Soldier
Helmet
Pegasus
Height: 35.5cm
Width: 14cm
Depth: 16cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Mrs. William H. Allen (Robert Hecht), 1954

Description

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Worlds Intertwined: Classical World Introduction (14 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition
Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)View Objects in Exhibition
What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1954 - 31 Dec 1954)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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. 122View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 69View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Hanson, Berbard. 1965. "Of time and the Image: three periods of change".View Objects cited in this Publication

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