- Museum number
- Object: Atlas.
Atlas. The atlas squats much as on BM 1880.183 and BM 1880.178 but is of an altogether flatter execution. Grooves indicating flight feathers appear between the arms and the body only and the figure may have been complete with its present outline. The arms rest their hands on the knees, but only the left arm shows biceps; the right arm and the legs are mechanically rounded and only the right foot retains toes. The bearded head turns to its left above a broad, powerful torso hardly modelled below the breasts, where the navel serves as a base for a short groove up the midriff. The lower garment seems girdled with only a semicircle of material lying against the right leg. The hair is in thick short locks and leaves the neck and ears exposed; the abundant beard and moustache are like the hair and fall onto the chest. The open eyes are very rounded and protruding under low, sharp edges for eyebrows and a high forehead; the damaged nose may have been broad. The rectangular base has smooth sides except for the damage below the left foot. The flat top to the back of the head must have rested under an architectural member.
- Production date
Diameter: 3.80 centimetres
Height: 24.10 centimetres
Width: 19.10 centimetres
- Not on display
- 1.Light grey schist, chipped and with some soil incrustation.
2.Some hair and left foot damaged; small losses on arms and hands.
3.Sides rounded; hair projects in front at top of head with lower flat ledge behind.
4.Bottom rough with small and damaged rectangular tenon.
5.Back flat with small losses at one side and chisel marks and large mason's mark.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased from Lieutenant-Colonel F. G. L. Mainwaring.
- Registration number