Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Cyrene: female head with plait

Late Classical, 4th century BC according to the excavators, female head from a statuette. Marble, height 9 cm, width 7.6 cm.

MPH: 0.09 H(chin to crown): 0.075 MPW: 0.069 MPTh: 0.075
Fine grained white marble (Pentelic?).

Interpol  Folder: 2000/31561-1.13

From the sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone outside Cyrene, Libya
Excavation inv. no. 71-444

Publ.refs.: D. White, "Excavations in the Demeter Sanctuary at Cyrene 1971. Second Preliminary Report," Libya Antiqua 9 (1977) p. 177 n. 30, pl. 84c.

Head, broken off in middle of neck; Chipped or broken: tip of nose, ears, hair; surface worn.
Head of a female statuette. The hair is arranged in a roll around the face with braided tresses in back.

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