University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:90-20-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Phrygian
Provenience: Turkey (Country)
Phrygia
Gordion
Manufacture Location: Manchester
England
Locus: Great Tumulus
Date Made: 738-696 BC
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Plaster
Technique:Cast
Hollow Cast
Iconography:Midas
Head
Height: 26 cm
Width: 15 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Kenneth Sams, Gordion Excavations, 1990

Description

Plaster reproduction (cast) of the head of King Gordias (age 60-65), recreated from the actual human skeletal remains found in the Great Tumulus.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Great Sites: Gordion ( Feb 2009 - Feb 2009) View Objects in Exhibition
His Golden Touch: The Gordion Drawing of Piet de Jong (26 Sep 2009 - 10 Jan 2010) View Objects in Exhibition
The Golden Age of King Midas (13 Feb 2016 - 27 Nov 2016) View Objects in Exhibition

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