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Bronze Head
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View of an unlabeled bronze head that is on display with the two famous Riace Bronze Statues Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia in Reggio di Calabria.

Note the fine details of the beard and the hairstyle.


The Riaca Bronze Statues were cast in the middle of the fifth century B.C.  It is not certain who the sculptor(s) was/were.  It seems that the bronze material is from Agros or Attica in Greece.  Possibly they were on a ship that foundered off the coast of Riace that was carrying these statues to Rome (as plunder?)—but no shipwreck has been found in the vicinity.

They are now displayed in the Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia in Reggio di Calabria.