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Object Number:
MS160
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Cypriote
Provenience:
Cyprus
Idalion
Date Made:
550-500 BC
Early Date:
-550
Late Date:
-500
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Limestone
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Human Head
Description:
Human head, probably male, broken off at neck. Surface at top of head flat and rough. Gash at lower left back; left ear missing. A crown of leaves projects from head. Below the crown is a row of egg-shaped locks of hair; around forehead is a row of snail-shaped curls. Face is broad with wide-open alomond-shaped eyes. Nose is straight and spreads at nostrils. Lips are tightly pursed. In back hair is arrange in layers of curls. Back of neck is flat. Traces of red on hair an lips.
Height:
16cm
Width:
11.7cm
Thickness:
9cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Max Ohnefalsch-Richter
Other Number:
259   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

What In the World TV Program (01 Jan 1951 - 31 Dec 1951)
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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. 5, no. 5
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