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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Bronze head from a statue of Hypnos. Wings are shown sprouting from his temples, and his hair is arranged into a series of locks, some falling freely, others tied in a knot at the back of the head.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 350 BC - 200 BC
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 20.32 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Roman copy of a Hellenistic original of about 325-275BC.

  • Bibliography

    • Bronze 267 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G22/dc6

  • Exhibition history


    1990, 20 Oct-9 Dec, Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.124
    1991, 5 Jan-20 Feb, Japan, Yamaguchi, Prefectural Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.124
    1991 9 Mar-7 May, Japan, Osaka, National Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.124
    2013, 8 Feb-26 May, Stadtische Galerie Liebieghaus, Frankfurt, Zuruck zur Klassik
    2014-2015, 11 Dec-8 Feb, Athens, Museum of Cycladic & Ancient Greek Art, Beyond

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number


COMPASS Title: Bronze head of Hypnos


COMPASS Title: Bronze head of Hypnos

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