Location: On Display in the Rome Gallery
From: Turkey (Country) | Caesarea Mazaca
Curatorial Section: Mediterranean
|Current Location||Rome Gallery - On Display|
|Provenience||Turkey (Country) | Caesarea Mazaca|
|Date Made||250-300 CE|
|Iconography||Priest | Head|
White marble, head of priest of imperial cult. Hair is cape like mass chiseled in long loose wavy strands with shallow surface strokes, swinging forward on neck behind ears. In front curving bangs, forked in center and brushed somewhat to both sides. Narrow fillet down back as one with neck. Eleven tiny busts in decreasing sizes from front rest on front of band divided by vertical ridges. Hair inside circle of band is more roughly chiseled. Full beard and moustache chiseled in finer lines on roughened surface. Two deep drill holes at corners of mouth. Heavy plastic brows, roughened, nicked and undercut. Eyes wide with low hanging upper lids and semi-circular gouges at neck just below chin, Nose badly broken; figures on crown badly worn.
|Credit Line||Museum Purchase, 1895|
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