- Museum number
Head of terracotta female figure.
A woman's head broken from a figure; the hair is arranged in the melon style, with a deep central parting, drawn back to a large ring-shaped bun.
Mould-made, with much hand-tooling; the bun has been added, and the join between the head and the neck is noticeable: the neck was probably made separately to affix the head to the lost body. Micaceous orange-brown Nile silt, with minute traces of a white dressing; traces of pink paint remain in the join between the head and the neck.
- Production date
- 3rdC BC
Height: 4 centimetres (max)
- Curator's comments
- BM Terracotta IV
Comparanda. Near: Breccia 1912b: pl. lxviii:180, from the Chatby cemetery, Alexandria (complete figure); Breccia 1930: pl. xii:1; Dunand 1990: no. 705, from Antinoopolis, dated Hellenistic period (?); Perdrizet 1921: no. 43, from Lower Egypt; Petrie and Walker 1909: pl. xxx:97, from Memphis; Petrie Museum uc48485; Pingiatoglou 1993: no. 199; Schürmann 1989: no. 1184, dated middle to third quarter of third century bc. Bibliog. Stevens’ Sale Catalogue, 14 December 1866: Gupper Bey’s Sale: lot 37.
- Not on display
- Head only. The nose is damaged.
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Collection re-registered upon transfer.
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: EA 1866,1228.28
Miscellaneous number: EA 37614