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Accession_Number REDMG:1953.25.98
adlib_title Egyptian relief head
Shape Head
Shape_description
Material Terracotta
Fabric Egyptian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Small male head with curly thick hair, a large beard, and a large moustache, as well as a furrowed brow. The shape of the head suggests that it was once attatched at the back to a wall or other verticle structure, although that back of the head does have a concave structure to it. Coarse, dark red fabric.
Inscriptions
Condition Fragment broken off from a larger item. There is a large amount of white pigment remaining on the suface; this suggests that it was originally white in colour. The nose is quite short, perhaps because it has been worn down.
Technique/Style Relief
Provenance
Period Roman
Date 2-3 c. AD
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2002.98.0989.jpg
2002.98.0989.jpg
Egyptian male head shown from front
2003.93.0167.jpg
2003.93.0167.jpg
Egyptian male head shown from front
Comparanda
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Beazley_DB
Height 5.2
Diameters Max. 4.4
Handle_height
Other_dims.
Location Citizenship
Edited_by Leigh
Date_edited 10.09.2002
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