Thursday, 27 October 2016

Cyrene: Head with Topknot

Head from a statuette. This is believed to be still missing by the local authorities. No Interpol folder.

MPH: 0.07 H(chin to crown): 0.05 MPW: 0.042 MPTh: 0.055
Large grained white marble.

Stolen from the sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone outside Cyrene, Libya

Described by the excavators as a 1st century BC woman..

Excavation inv. no. 78-688
Head, broken off at base of neck; some dents and scratches; surface finely finished with rasp and abrasives.

Source: WA

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