University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: E976
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Egypt
Coptos
Locus: Steps of Isis Temple
Date Made: 211-217 AD
Early Date: 211
Late Date: 217
Section:Egyptian
Materials:Granite
Iconography:Caracalla
Head
Height: 51cm
Width: 34cm
Depth: 52cm
Credit Line:Petrie Exploration; subscription of Mr & Mrs. Charles H. Cramp, 1894

Description

Colossal Head of block-like shape with scowling visage and a rectangular back pillar. Hair is treated with bead-like globules arragned in rows framing forehead and continuing on sides and top of head. A wide flat diadem with the uraeus at the front encircles the head. The short beard is treated the same way as the hair. (Irene B. Romano, Classical Sculpture, no. 110, pp. 224-225.)
Head of Caracalla. Once attached to a back pillar. Slight indication of mustache blending with facial planes. Fleshy face smooth but not polished. Forehead sculptured into scowl over deep-set irises and gouged pupils; nose thick. Mouth has thick lower lip and downward turn. Broken off diagonally at neck.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)View Objects in Exhibition
The Classical World: Rome ( Apr 1958 - 1975)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Petrie, William M. 1896. Koptos. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 23View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Graindor, Paul. 1939. Bustes et statues portraits d'Egypte romaine. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 145-6View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Stevenson, Sara Y. 1895. "Some Sculpture from Koptos in Philadelphia". American Journal of Archaeology and the History of the Fine Arts. 10: 347-351. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 347-51View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Rose Art Museum. 1968. Art of Late Antique. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Milne. 1898. History of Egypt Under Roman Rule V. V. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 71View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 1976. Romans and Barbarians. Actual CitationView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Horne, Lee C. 1985. Introduction to the Collections of The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 40View 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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 224, no. 110View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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