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Frieze Fragment

Object Number:29-107-919
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Israel
Beth Shean
Archaeology Area: P B L, N.W. area, Level III or IV
Period: Iron Age IIB
Date Made: 925 BCE-400 CE
Early Date: -925
Late Date: 400
Section:Near Eastern
Iconography:Male Head
Grape Vine
Credit Line:Expedition to Beth Shean (Beisan); Clarence Fisher, 1921-1928
Other Number:3112 - Field No SF


Romano: "Overlifesized, frontal anthropomorphic relief head with asymmetrical features. Round face with large protruding eyes with sharp ridge above left eye and thick ridge for upper lid on right eye. Left eyeball protrudes with no indication of iris or pupil. Right eye is largely broken off but seems to be set lower. Very large bulbous nose with large drilled nostrils. Flattened gouge beneath nose. Thick parted lips with deep channel between. Rounded chin with cleft. On top of the head to the left side and separated from the forehead by a drilled channel are two protruding clumps covered with individual rounded raised elements, probably grape clusters. At the top of the head and behind the clusters is a flattened, slightly sloping finished surface. Back of the head is broken off; a roughly finished sloping surface survives at the top of the head on the proper left."


[Book] Fitzgerald, Gerald M. 1931. Beth-Shan Excavations 1921-1923: the Arab and Byzantine Levels.. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Plate XXV, no. 3View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. 194, no. 94View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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