Index

71-717.
Enthroned Female Statuette

71-503.
Head from a Statue of a Female Child

73-151.
Head of a Female Statue

74-51.
Head and Upper Torso of a Female Statuette (Demeter?)

73-869.
Head of a Female Statue

73-444.
Head of a Female Statuette

73-262.
Head of a Female Statuette

71-698.
Head of a Female Statuette

71-444.
Head of a Female Statuette

74-531.
Head of a Female Statuette

78-688.
Head of a Female Statuette

76-222.
Head from a Statuette of Alexander the Great

73-1288.
Head of a Male Statue

73-977.
Head of a Male Statue

71-700.
Head of a Male Statue


Head of a Male Statue. Late First - Early Second Century A.D.

Excavation inv. no. 73-977

Publ.refs.: D. White, "Excavations in the Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cyrene 1973. Third Preliminary Report," American Journal of Archaeology 79 (1975) p. 43 n. 35, pl. 7, fig. 28.

MPH: 0.235 H (chin to crown): 0.233 MPW: 0.174 MPTh: 0.215

Large grained white marble.

Head, broken off at base of neck; Missing: nose, left ear; Chipped or broken: forehead, eyes, mouth, chin, right ear; front of face badly abraded.

While all projecting parts of the face have been knocked off and the original surface is much abraded, this life-size portrait head of a male still retains a sense of youthful delicacy. This head represents an individual with Libyan features. The skull is well shaped with a rounded occiput; the face is a long, slender oval with prominent, high-set cheekbones. The hair is worn short. S-curved strands of hair are combed forward over the forehead. Their tips form a straight line across the brow that is brushed toward the head's proper right until interrupted by a fork above the right eye that changes their direction. Behind the ears and at the nape of the neck, locks on the edge of the hairline are combed forward. The locks are very flat and linear in appearance; their texture is defined by chisel work. Wispy sideburns are indicated.


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