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3631

Marble statuette of a youth wearing a wreath in his hair.
End of the 1st c. BC

Statuette of a youth wearing a wreath in his hair, probably made of pentelic marble. Unknown provenance. The torches held by the youth and the altar decorated with garlands next to him are funeral symbols and the figure is therefore thought to be the personification of Death. The statuette is a version of one of the two statuettes of the S. Ildefonso, Madrid group, which depict Hypnos (Sleep) and Thanatos (Death) or, according to another view, Orestes and Pylades. The work is assigned to the school of Pasiteles.
Height 0,65 m.

 
 
 
 
 
     
     
                    
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