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Object Number: MS215
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Turkey (Country)
Caesarea Mazaca
Period: Roman Period
Date Made: 250-300 AD
Early Date: 250
Late Date: 300
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Priest
Head
Height: 31.5cm
Width: 24.5cm
Depth: 26cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase, 1895

Description

White marble, head of priest of imperial cult. Hair is cape like mass chiseled in long loose wavy strands with shallow surface strokes, swinging forward on neck behind ears. In front curving bangs, forked in center and brushed somewhat to both sides. Narrow fillet down back as one with neck. Eleven tiny busts in decreasing sizes from front rest on front of band divided by vertical ridges. Hair inside circle of band is more roughly chiseled. Full beard and moustache chiseled in finer lines on roughened surface. Two deep drill holes at corners of mouth. Heavy plastic brows, roughened, nicked and undercut. Eyes wide with low hanging upper lids and semi-circular gouges at neck just below chin, Nose badly broken; figures on crown badly worn.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)View Objects in Exhibition
Roman World (15 Mar 2003)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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. 218, no. 108View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 51, no. 74View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 40, fig. 24View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Exhibition] Beck, Herbert. 1983. Spatantike und fruhes Christentum: Ausstellung im Liebieghaus, Museum alter Plastik, Frankfurt am Main: 16. Dezember 1983 bis 11 Marz 1984. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 495-6, fig. 99View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1981. Greek and Roman Sculpture in America: Masterpieces in public collections in the U.S and Canada. : Page/Fig./Plate: 322, fig. 276View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1964. "Greek and Roman Portraits in North American Collections Open to the Public...".View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Muller, Valentin. 1932. A Portrait of the Late Roman Empire. The Museum Journal. 23 : Page/Fig./Plate: 45-54, figs. 3,4View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 173, no. 28View Objects cited in this Publication

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