Agora Object: T 2206
Inventory Number:   T 2206
Section Number:   ΞΞ 8
Title:   Mold Fragment for Male Head
Category:   Terracotta Moulds
Description:   A deeply concave mold for making the face and the side of the head (including ears) of a bearded male, about life size.
Right half broken away; original surface preserved at top, left edge and back.
The hair, including beard, mustache and eye-brows, is indicated by short strokes (in relief in the mould) which suggest that the mold is itself an impression. The eyelashes also are indicated; the pupil is a small dot.
Coarse reddish clay with micaceous bites; heavy fabric, gray at core.
ADDENDA, I. B.: The difficulty of taking an impression in plaster from this mold shows that it was not intended for such use, but is itself an impression.
Notes:   For the cast shown in the photograph, clay was used, the shrinkage being sufficient to get the cast out.
Context:   Fill II (i. e. sandy overflow from Great Drain).
Notebook Page:   158-160
Negatives:   Leica
Dimensions:   P.H. 0.18; P.W. 0.17
Date:   25 April 1940
Section:   ΞΞ
Grid:   ΞΞ:94-101/ΛΕ-ΞΒ
Period:   Roman
Bibliography:   Hesperia 10 (1941), p. 6, fig. 6.
    Agora VI, no. 903, p. 72, pl. 22 (cast).
References:   Publication: Agora VI
Publication: Hesperia 10 (1941)
Publication Page: Agora 6, s. 104, p. 92
Notebook: ΞΞ-1
Notebook: ΞΞ-2
Notebook Page: ΞΞ-1-85 (pp. 161-162)
Notebook Page: ΞΞ-2-13 (pp. 215-216)
Notebook Page: ΞΞ-2-14 (pp. 217-218)
Card: T 2206
Card: T 2206