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Mortuary Statue

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Object Number:
B8908
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Syria
Palmyra
Period:
Roman Period
Section:
Near Eastern
Materials:
Limestone
Iconography:
Man
Description:
CBS Register: Head of a young bearded man in limestone, once forming part of a Palmyrenian sanctuary slab.

Romano: "Small bearded male head from a relief. Hair is arranged in a clump of locks over the forehead with the hairline receding in two arches to either side. Wrinkles on forehead above bridge of nose. The treatment of the hair over the top and sides of the head is cursory. The beard is short treated in broad slashes to indicate the hair; moustache treated the same way. Creases in the forehead above the nose. Thin elongated nose with arching nostrils. Broad arching eyebrows with summarily executed eyes with upper lid arching over the lower. Some trace of black pigment on the right eye. Finely shaped lips with bow-shaped upper with prominent dip. Small protruding ears."
Other Number:
40-366   -   Other Number

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. 299, no. 143
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