Agora Object: S 1237
Inventory Number:   S 1237
Section Number:   ΝΝ 2818
Title:   Portrait Head of Female Figure
Category:   Sculpture
Description:   Complete except for chip from nose and parts of curls at neck.
Life-size head made to set into a statue; the head turned slightly to the figure's right. The hair is parted in the middle and heavily waved in either side. Across the front of the head is a fillet, behind which the hair is dressed in melon waves. Small curls hand down by the ears. Pupils and irises bored and incised.
Prominent file marks on the face, chisel marks on the base of the neck, and protuberances on the setting tongue suggest that the head was never quite finished, or at least never had its final working over.
Pentelic marble.
Conservation Status:   Finished
Context:   Well.
Notebook Page:   4539
Negatives:   Leica, XXVII-57, XXVII-58, XXVII-59, XXVII-60, XXVII-61, XXXIII-17, XXXIII-18, XXXIII-19, XL-15
Dimensions:   H. 0.45; W. 0.24
Material:   Marble (Pentelic)
Chronology:   145-175 A.D.
Date:   16 May 1947
Section:   ΝΝ
Grid:   ΝΝ:83/Ι
Elevation:   -4.00m.
Masl:   -4m.
Deposit:   C 20:1.2
Period:   Roman
Bibliography:   Museum Guide (2014), pp. 85-86.
    Hesperia Suppl. 22 (1988), p. 79, n. 79.
    Guide (1976), p. 295.
    Guide (1962), pp. 193-194.
    AgoraPicBk 5 (1960), fig. 24.
    Hesperia 17 (1948), p. 179, n. 51, pl. 57.
    Agora I, no. 35, pp. 46-49, pl. 22.
References:   Publications (5)
Publication Page: Agora 1, s. 60, p. 46
Publication Page: Agora 1, s. 121, p. 107
Report: 1947 ΝΝ
Report Page: 1947 ΝΝ, s. 16
Images (54)
Deposit: C 20:1
Deposit: C 20:1.2
Notebook: ΝΝ-4
Notebook: ΝΝ-23
Notebook: ΝΝ-24
Notebook Page: ΝΝ-4-87 (pp. 765-766)
Notebook Page: ΝΝ-23-76 (pp. 4538-4539)
Notebook Page: ΝΝ-24-16 (pp. 4622-4623)
Card: S 1237