Head of Priapus

Testa di Priapo
Author: 
Type: 
Sculpture
Year: 
Archaistic work from the Augustan age
Material and technique: 
Pentelic marble
Origin: 
Purchased in Rome
Inventory: 
Inv. MB 177
Collection: 

The head of Priapus, with his complicated hairdo and thick, carefully rendered beard, is especially interesting for its high decorative value.

The hall

These two little rooms display fine copies of Greek sculptures from the early Hellenistic period, together with a number of archaic works.