Object Image

Terracotta bust of a man

The mold used to make this work is difficult to distinguish from one for a female figure. Note especially the treatment of the hair. The addition of a painted beard and moustache, however, very simply changed the sex.

Credit: Gift of Ernest Brummer, 1959 ...
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5th century B.C.
18.1 x 18.1cm
Image and text © Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2019

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