8 June 2007
A ROMAN MARBLE ACROTERION
CIRCA EARLY 3RD CENTURY A.D.
From the right corner of a sarcophagus lid, in the form of the head a young Asiatic, perhaps Attis, in near profile to the right, wearing a Phrygian cap, his voluminous wavy hair framing his smooth face, his articulated eyes with deeply-drilled inner canthi and heavy upper lids, his full lips parted revealing the upper row of teeth
16½ in. (41.9 cm.) high
Sir Osvaldo Riso, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1920s.
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For a related acroterion found in Rome see no. 346 in Angelicoussis, The Woburn Abbey Collection of Classical Antiquities.
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