Steps of Isis Temple
Colossal Head of block-like shape with scowling visage and a rectangular back pillar. Hair is treated with bead-like globules arragned in rows framing forehead and continuing on sides and top of head. A wide flat diadem with the uraeus at the front encircles the head. The short beard is treated the same way as the hair. (Irene B. Romano, Classical Sculpture, no. 110, pp. 224-225.)
Head of Caracalla. Once attached to a back pillar. Slight indication of mustache blending with facial planes. Fleshy face smooth but not polished. Forehead sculptured into scowl over deep-set irises and gouged pupils; nose thick. Mouth has thick lower lip and downward turn. Broken off diagonally at neck.
Excavated Sir William M. Flinders Petrie; subscription of Mr & Mrs. Charles H. Cramp
Current & Past Exhibitions:
The Classical World: Rome ( Jun 1958 - 1975)
Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)
[Book] Petrie, William M. 1896. Koptos. : Page/Fig./Plate: 23
[Book] Graindor, Paul. 1939. Bustes et statues portraits d'Egypte romaine. : Page/Fig./Plate: 145-6
[Article] Stevenson, Sara Y. 1895. "Some Sculpture from Koptos in Philadelphia". American Journal of Archaeology and the History of the Fine Arts. 10: 347-351. : Page/Fig./Plate: 347-51
[Book] Rose Art Museum. 1968. Art of Late Antique.
[Book] Milne. 1898. History of Egypt Under Roman Rule V. V. : Page/Fig./Plate: 71
[Book] Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 1976. Romans and Barbarians.
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum.
: Page/Fig./Plate: 40
[Catalogue, Collection] 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. 224, no. 110
You may also be interested in these objects: