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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 12 May 2016

This is a Roman marble version of a lost Hellenistic original. Another version of this head was found, together with the body, at Sprelonga, south of Rome. There, it belonged to a figure portraying a wineskin-carrier, in a group showing the blinding of Polyphemos by Odysseus and his men. The Sprelonga group, dating back to the 1st century CE, is a copy of an early Hellenistic original of around 200 BCE. The British Museum, London.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2016, May 12). Head of Homeric Hero. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5082/head-of-homeric-hero/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Head of Homeric Hero." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 12, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5082/head-of-homeric-hero/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Head of Homeric Hero." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 May 2016. Web. 05 Feb 2023.