Mortuary Statue


From: Syria | Palmyra

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

Object Number B9187
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Syria | Palmyra
Period Roman
Date Made 2nd century
Section Near Eastern
Materials Marble (Stone)
Iconography Youth | Man

CBS Register: head from a mortuary stone in marble, male youth. Color around eyes (black) partly preserved.

Romano: "Beardless male head in frontal position from a relief. Hair is arranged in a fringe of two rows of individual flame-like locks on the forehead with two more rows of locks over the top of the head summarily treated. Low forehead; narrow bridge of nose broadening to end. Large almond-shaped eyes with full ridge for upper lid and narrow ridge for lower; irises are incised circles with incised circles with incised dot for pupil. High cheekbones and full cheeks. Small mouth with pursed lips with turned up ends. Jutting chin with flattened end. Ears are protruding out with hair against the back. Elongated neck. Black pigment defines eyebrows, eyelids, irises, and pupils of eyes."

Credit Line Babylonian Expedition to Nippur II, 1890
Other Number P264580 - CDLI Number

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