- Museum number
Head of a child. The hair frames the face in two rows of curls and continues in wavy grooves on the back. What appears to be a grooved earlobe emerges from under them on the left. The edges for eyebrows are evenly arched and continue onto the nose which has a flat top and wide nostrils and turns slightly to the right. The eyes are very open and with narrow lids. The open mouth curves unevenly to the left, showing the upper row of teeth and perhaps the damaged lower teeth also. The small chin is distinctly pointed and the cheeks are chubby and full. Traces of red pigment outline the edge of the neck and may be on the hair.
- Production date
Diameter: 12.90 centimetres
Height: 13 centimetres
Width: 12.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Zwalf 1996:
Compare for juvenile heads Barthoux, 1930-3: III, pls 85(a), 86(a), 93(g). For open mouths showing teeth see BM Loan 1935.15.
- Not on display
- 1.Stucco, broken, chipped, with soil incrustation and vestiges of pigment.
2.Evenly broken under head; core with small stones; new plaster pierced for a peg.
3.In the round, hair worn, with broken earlobes, damaged tip of nose, lips.
4.Surface in front partly smooth and yellowish.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased from Mrs E. Ganad-Cole.
- Registration number