Agora Object: S 333
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Object
Name:   S 333
Inventory Number:   S 333
Section Number:   Ι 198
Title:   Portrait Head of Male Figure
ΤΙΤΛΟΣ:   Μαρμάρινη κεφαλή ιερέα της Ίσιδας 40 π.Χ.
Category:   Sculpture
Description:   Head of an unknown, middle aged man in a skullcap. The head is broken off at the base of the neck; most of the right ear, the end of the nose and the tip of the left ear are missing. Chips gone from the roll at the right side of the head and from the chin.
The man is distinctly middle aged, with deep lines about the eyes and from the nose to the chin, and three wrinkles across the forehead. He wears a skullcap, the end of which forms a large roll around his head. A wavy line over either temple may represent the edge of his hair or may be an attempt to show realistically the veins of a middle aged person.
Marks of the toothed chisel on the top of the skullcap.
Pentelic marble.
Drilled for setting with large bronze dowel in the 1930's. Drilled at a slightly different angle and set with bronze dowel cemented with plaster 1956.
ΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΦΗ:   Προτομή του Ιερέως της Ίσιδος. Φέρει αποκρούσεις στη βάση και στο τμήμα πίσω από το λαιμό. Προέρχεται από τη Ρωμαϊκή περίοδο. Λευκό Πεντελικό μάρμαρο (40 π.Χ.).
Context:   From loose fill of broken tiles and brick , north of the cross wall of the "drain", 0.25m. below the top of the wall. Consistently late Roman context.
Negatives:   Leica, 3-142, 3-143, XLIII-95, XLIII-96, XLIII-97, 80-34-26a, 80-34-27a, color slide
Dimensions:   P.H. 0.292; W. 0.20; Th. 0.239
Material:   Marble (Pentelic)
Chronology:   1st c. B.C.
Date:   3 April 1933
Section:   Ι
Grid:   Ι:18/ΛΕ
Period:   Roman
Bibliography:   Museum Guide (2014), p. 173.
    Guide (1990), p. 270.
    Hesperia Suppl. 22 (1988), p. 62, n. 36.
    Guide (1976), p. 276.
    Guide (1962), p. 185.
    AgoraPicBk 5 (1960), fig. 32.
    Hafner (1954), p. 60, pl. 25.
    Buschor (1949), pp. 49, 55, fig. 44.
    Laurenzi (1941), pl. 43, no. 110.
    Poulsen (1937), p. 29, pl. 54-55.
    Hesperia 4 (1935), pp. 405-406, figs. 30-31.
    AJA 37 (1933), pp. 308-309, pl. 38.
    Art and Archaeology 34 (November-December 1933), p. 288.
    ILN (26 August 1933).
    Agora I, no. 3, pp. 12-14, pl. 3.
    CAH, Plates to Vol. VII Part I, p. 173, fig. 224.
References:   Publications (5)
Publication Page: Agora 1, s. 26, p. 12
Publication Page: Agora 1, s. 121, p. 107
Images (49)
Card: S 333
Card: S 333