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Mortuary Statue

Object Number:B9188
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Syria
Period: Roman
Date Made: 2nd century
Early Date: 100
Late Date: 199
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Credit Line:Babylonian Expedition to Nippur II, 1890


CBS Register: head from a mortuary stone in marble, male youth.

Romano: "Beardless male head from a relief with a hairdo of rows of large snail curls with popping centers above the forehead, diminishing in degree of finishing on the top of the head and behind the ears. Right ear sits nearly perpendicular to the head with deep drilling fro the interior and a flattened rim and lobe. Low flattened forehead; incised eyebrows on brow ridge. Eyes are well defined with thickened ridges for upper lids, curving beyond the lower lids. The iris is an inscribed circle and the pupil is an incised dot. Long straight nose with indentation separating it from the small mouth with little indication of an upper lip and a deep gouge above the lower lip. Small jutting chin."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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[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.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 300, no. 144View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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