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Youth head from Baalbeck

Culture
Dimensions
height: 14.5 cm
Date
middle of the 3rd century A.D.
Iconography
Production place
Findspot
Inventory
8423
ID
Hyp-3837
References
Szilágyi, J. Gy., Antik Gyűjtemény, 164; Szilágyi, J. Gy., Ancient Art, 187; Hekler 1929, 158, no. 165

The contour-like eyelashes of the youth and the geometric panels of the face are signs of the Imperial period's slow decline of naturalistic representation.

Marble analyses conducted by Danielle Decrouez (Geneva, Museum of Natural History) and Karl Ramseyer (University of Bern, Institute of Geological Sciences) have shown that the statue was made of Göktepe marble. Click here for the detailed results.