Male ideal head

Inv. Scu 341

This male ideal head is heavily restored, the only ancient part being the area of the face, with part of the neck, and the curls at the height of the temples. The helmet in grey marble is not pertinent to the head.

The head is turned to the left; the full lips, slightly open, hints at a smile.

This work, datable the 2nd century AD, was purchased for the Capitoline Museum from the collection of cardinal Alessandro Albani in 1733.