University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number: MS159
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Cypriote
Provenience: Cyprus
Idalion
Period: Roman Period (uncertain)
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Limestone
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Human Head
Height: 18cm
Width: 9.6cm
Thickness: 7.6cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Max Ohnefalsch-Richter, 1895
Other Number260 - Other Number

Description

Human, probably male head broken off at base of neck. Surface of top and back of head and neck missing. Wreath surrounds head. Closely chopped fringe of hair above forehead and above ears. Broad face with long narrow eyes, straight nose, small mouth, small jutting chin. Thick flat neck. Plastered on lower edge and drilled for setting into modern base.


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. 6, no. 6View Objects cited in this Publication

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