Head of a statue



Accession Number
EC1290
Current Location
In storage
Object Type
Sculpture, Statue
Period
Graeco-Roman Period
Material
Pottery
Measurements
Height: 48mm | Width: 36mm | Depth: 42mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

This is the head from a terracotta figurine. Such heads are often described as ''grotesque heads'. This one has a furrowed forehead. Moulded terracotta figurines such as this date to the Graeco-Roman Period and are found in temples and tombs. Their use is unclear, though some may be votives.

Bibliography

Dunand, F. 1990 'Catalogue des terres cuites Greco-Romanines d'Egypte' 273-275.