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Object Number: 97-123-24
Current Location: Rome Gallery
Currently On Display
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Italy
Period: Imperial Roman Period
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Iconography:Female Head
Cybele
Caryatid?
Height: 16.5cm
Width: 12cm
Depth: 12cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1997
Other NumberL-123-24 - Old Museum Number
11116 - ANSP Number

Description

Marble female head. Frontal, locks falling down sides of the neck. Top flat and only roughly worked. Back rough. Broken off at base of neck. Nose and chin abraded; otherwise rather worn. Edith Hall Dohan, on original catalogue card, suggested Cybele. Possibly part of a caryatid(?). Dull, grayish white marble. Green stain, as from bronze, on back surface. 11116 in ink on top surface.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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. 277, no. 127View Objects cited in this Publication

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