Marble statue from the Mausoleum of Halikarnassos. It represents a female head on large scale.The head is slightly turned to the left. Seen from the front the face is oval, narrowing to the rounded chin. The wide open eyes are quite deeply set. The nose is fairly broad at the base. The lips are slightly parted. The ears are smallish and set flat against the sides of the head. Her hair is only exposed at the front, where a regular triple row of formal curls runs above her forehead, terminating in front of each ear. Each curl is terminated in a conventional spiral. Behind the curls, the rest of the hair is covered by a sakkos (close-fitting cap), which is pulled tight over the forehead and behind the ears. The treatment of the hair and the style of the cap give the head something of an Archaistic appearance.
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