Hellenistic Head of an Aethiopian

Illustration

Arienne King
by Unknown
published on 25 January 2018
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This beautifully crafted head portrays an "Aethiopian", or black African, and is made out of black bronze, gold, obsidian and carnelian. The piece was once a part of an ornate object like a serving dish although it has been broken off at some point between Antiquity and today. Crafted in Hellenistic style, the piece comes from Ptolemaic Egypt and dates to roughly 332-30 BCE. It is now a part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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Unknown, . (2018, January 25). Hellenistic Head of an Aethiopian. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8026/hellenistic-head-of-an-aethiopian/

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Unknown, . "Hellenistic Head of an Aethiopian." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 25, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/8026/hellenistic-head-of-an-aethiopian/.

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Unknown, . "Hellenistic Head of an Aethiopian." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 25 Jan 2018. Web. 17 Oct 2021.