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Object Number:
E976
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Egypt
Coptos
Locus:
Steps of Isis Temple
Date Made:
211-217 AD
Early Date:
211
Late Date:
217
Section:
Egyptian
Materials:
Granite
Iconography:
Caracalla
Head
Description:
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.
Height:
51cm
Credit Line:
Excavated Sir William M. Flinders Petrie; subscription of Mr & Mrs. Charles H. Cramp

Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Classical World: Rome ( Jun 1958 - 1975)
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Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)
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Bibliography:

[Book] Petrie. Koptos. : Page/Fig./Plate: 23
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[Book] Graindor, Paul. 1939. Bustes et statues portraits d'Egypte romaine. : Page/Fig./Plate: 145-6
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[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
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[Book] Rose Art Museum. 1968. Art of Late Antique.
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[Book] Milne. 1898. History of Egypt Under Roman Rule V. V. : Page/Fig./Plate: 71
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[Book] Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 1976. Romans and Barbarians.
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[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 40
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[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. 224, no. 110
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