This unusual fragment of radiating curls forms the top of a statue's head. The distinct star-shaped pattern recalls male statues associated with the Polykleitan style of High Classical Greek art (c. 350-323 BC). Additionally, the piece also sheds light on ancient technology, particularly on the sculpting and casting techniques of the period. The heads of large-scale statues were cast in separate parts so the artist could insert eyes which were held in place by by bronze eyelashes.. The top of the head would be fitted to the lower section when the statue was completed.