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Roman marble bust of young man

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Roman marble bust of young man
Roman marble bust of young man

Roman marble bust of a young man. Scientists suspect that it is a funeral portrait, intended to show the deceased in a heroic and dignified manner. The marble from which the object was made, was obtained near Aphrodisias, in ancient Caria (present-day Western Turkey).

The sculpture is dated to the middle of the 2nd century CE. It is located at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.


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