From: Egypt | Coptos

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E976
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Roman
Provenience Egypt | Coptos
Locus Steps of Isis Temple
Date Made 211-217 CE
Section Egyptian
Materials Granite
Iconography Caracalla | Head

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.

Height 51 cm
Width 34 cm
Depth 52 cm
Credit Line Petrie Exploration; subscription of Mr & Mrs. Charles H. Cramp, 1894

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