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The Meroë Head

Well-preserved bronze head from a full statue of Augustus, larger than life size, from the time of his reign. It's a useful example of the inlaid eyes of ancient bronze statues, in this case with metal pupils and calcite irises.

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(Images from Louis le Grand and Paul Hudson)


The head of a bronze statue of a man, with inlaid eyes
Side view of bronze statue head, against a black background