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Head of a Homerie hero


Roman marble version of a lost Hellenistic original


Another version of this head was found, together with the body, at Sperlonga south of Rome. There it belonged to a figure, portraying a wineskin-carrier, in a group showing the building of Polyplemos by Odysseus and his men. The Sperlonga group, dating to the first century AD, is a copy of an earlier Hellenistic original of around 200 BC.

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