Mortuary Statue


From: Syria | Palmyra

Curatorial Section: Near Eastern

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Object Number B8911
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Roman
Provenience Syria | Palmyra
Period Roman Period
Section Near Eastern
Materials Limestone
Iconography Female Head

CBS Register: head of a woman in limestone, part of a Palmyrenian mortuary slab.

Romano: "Female head from a relief in frontal position wearing a diadem, turban, and veil. Sitting low on the forehead is a diadem with vertical divisions, above which are the folds of a turban, over which is a veil which falls beside the head. The hair is visible on the sides of the face, drawn back in strands and disappearing under the veil. She wears earrings composed of a ball at the earlobe and a larger ball pendant from a vertical element. Square face with full cheekbones; low, flat forehead with inscribed arching eyebrows above a brow crease. The eyes are well defined with a thickened ridge for the upper lid, a raised circle for the iris, inscribed around the edge, and a drilled dot for the pupil. Well-shaped nose; small mouth with deep creases at outer edges; small jutting chin; thick, flattish neck."

Credit Line Babylonian Expedition to Nippur II, 1890
Other Number P263728 - CDLI Number

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