Excavation inv. nos. 73-151 and 74-359
Publ.refs: D. White, "Excavations in the Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cyrene 1974. Fourth Preliminary Report," American Journal of Archaeology 80 (1976) p. 172, n.20, pl. 27, 20-21 and D. White et al., "Seven Recently Discovered Sculptures from Cyrene, Eastern Libya," Expedition 18 (1976) pp. 22-23.
MPH: 0.246 MPH(chin to crown): 0.20 MPW: 0.123 MPTh: 0.157
Large grained white marble (-7.10/+2.76/Pentelic)
Three fragments, joined together, from a life-size head, broken off at top of neck; Missing; left side of face, chin, mouth, tip of nose, back of head; surface now chipped and battered but once finely polished with rasp and abrasives.
Life-size head of a young woman with distinctly Libyan features. Her oval face has well-modelled cheekbones and a small, slightly aquiline nose. Her hair is arranged in sections that are drawn back from the forehead in the manner of a "melonenfrisur" hairstyle. A large bun composed of three superimposed braids is set on the upper back of the head. Spiral curls mark the edge of the hairline over the temples.