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Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE C: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Female head in the style of Pergamum
Image View:
View from left side
Creator:
unknown (modern sculptor)
Location:
repository: Museo Barracco (Rome, Lazio, Italy) Inv. MB 178
Location Note:
Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 166/A
GPS:
41.896111 12.477222
Date:
copy, style of 2nd century BCE (other)
Cultural Context:
Ancient Greek
Style Period:
Hellenistic; Pergamene (sculpture style)
Work Type 1:
sculpture (visual work)
Classification:
Sculpture and Installations
Material:
fine-grained white marble
Technique:
carving (processes)
Subjects:
Pergamon; Pergamum; Pergamene; fakes; forgeries
Description:
In this larger-than-life-siz e head, the face is surmounted by a complicated hairdo with twisted locks gathered at the top and kept in place by a sort of pad. The piece was bought by Ludwig Pollak for the Barracco collection. Doubts as to its authenticity were raised as soon as it appeared in the antiquities market. Recent studies have confirmed the doubts, recognizing the sculpture as a high-quality modern work inspired by models in the style of Pergamum. (Source: Museo Barracco di Scultura Antica [website]; http://www.museobarr acco.it/en/)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module C: World Art
Identifier:
7A2-I-R-MB-FH-A04
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Female head in the style of Pergamum