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Mortuary Statue

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Object Number:
B9187
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Syria
Palmyra
Period:
Roman
Date Made:
2nd century
Early Date:
100
Late Date:
199
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Marble (Stone)
Iconography:
Youth
Man
Description:
CBS Register: head from a mortuary stone in marble, male youth. Color around eyes (black) partly preserved.

Romano: "Beardless male head in frontal position from a relief. Hair is arranged in a fringe of two rows of individual flame-like locks on the forehead with two more rows of locks over the top of the head summarily treated. Low forehead; narrow bridge of nose broadening to end. Large almond-shaped eyes with full ridge for upper lid and narrow ridge for lower; irises are incised circles with incised circles with incised dot for pupil. High cheekbones and full cheeks. Small mouth with pursed lips with turned up ends. Jutting chin with flattened end. Ears are protruding out with hair against the back. Elongated neck. Black pigment defines eyebrows, eyelids, irises, and pupils of eyes."
Credit Line:
Babylonian Expedition to Nippur, Season II 1890

Current & Past Exhibitions:

What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1954 - 31 Dec 1954)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Romano, Irene B. 2006. Classical Sculpture; Catalogue of the Cypriot, Greek and Roman Stone Sculpture in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 292, no. 137
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