Marble male head [Λ 108]

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Source

Αρχείο της Εφορείας Αρχαιοτήτων Χανίων

Bibliographic Citation

Αρχείο της Εφορείας Αρχαιοτήτων Χανίων

Provenance

Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Χανίων

Abstract

Μαρμάρινη κεφαλή ανδρικής μορφής. Μπορεί να ταυτιστεί με Διόνυσο, Δία και Ασκληπιό.

Medium

Μάρμαρο

Temporal Coverage

Ρωμαϊκοί χρόνοι

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This marble head, originally part of a statue, likely represents Zeus, Asklepios, or Dionysos at mature age. The head is represented frontally. His long, wavy hair is tied with a taenia (ribbon) that is wrapped around his head, only visible at the back of the head. The figure has a full wavy beard, lidded almond shaped eyes, high forehead, a long bride nose, and a fleshy-lipped mouth. This exhibit is dated to the Roman period but imitates the late classical works. This figure’s lush hair, parted lips, and strong brow show the emphasis placed on such stylized details during Late Classical period.
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