Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Cyrene: female head with forehead gash

Female statuette head, late 2nd century BC Hellenistic. Nose missing, forehead damaged, marble, height 18 cm, width 13.5 cm.

MPH: 0.180 H(chin to crown): 0.150 MPW: 0.135 MPTh: 0.135
Large grained white marble.

Interpol Folder: 2000/31561-1.11

From the sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone outside Cyrene
Excavation inv. no. 74-531

Formerly described as: Head of a Female Statuette. Late Hellenistic - Early Roman.

Head; forehead, nose, mouth, chin severely abraded; Chipped or broken: cheeks, hair, edges of neck; the bottom of the neck is rounded and smoothly finished for placement into a prepared neck cavity on a separately carved body.

Head of a female statuette. The hair is arranged in a roll around the face with braided tresses in back.

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