Fragmentary male head

Testa maschile frammentaria
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Sculpture
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Roman copy of a Greek original from the 4th century B.C.
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Pentelic marble
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Inv. MB 163
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Finely executed head from a Roman copy of a 4th-century B.C. statue of Heracles. The best copy of the Greek original is now at the Paul Getty Museum in Malibu, California.

The hall

Room 6 displays numerous original Greek reliefs and sculptures, some votive works and others funerary.