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Title: Bearded male portrait head, from Aphrodisias, now in Brussels, Musée du Cinquantenaire. Christian graffiti on the top of the head
Start date: 400
End date: 499
Historical Period: Early Byzantine/Late Antique Period

Bearded male portrait head, Brussels, Musée du Cinquantenaire. Εxcavated in I904 at the Hadrianic Baths in Aphrodisias (Turkey); most probably broken from a statue; it has the acronym X M G (Christon Maria genna, 'Christ was born to Mary') together with Th(e)e boethe, ('God, help!') engraved on the top of the head behind the hair crown over the brow.

Place: Museés Royaux d´Art et d´Histoire, Belgium  
Languages: Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
Medium: marble (rock)
Project: BYZART Project  
Fond: OUC Georgios Deligiannakis Archive  
Physical type: statues
Material and technique: carving (processes)
Data provider: Open University of Cyprus  
Appears in Collections:BYZART

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