Limestone Head of a Young Woman

Culture: Egyptian
Period: Roman Period, 3rd-4th century A.D.
Material: Limestone,Stucco
Dimensions: 24 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1085
Provenance: Collection Leon Fouks, Poitiers, France, acquired in the 1970s.
Condition: Limestone-stucco head with excellent expression. Chips on the stucco especially on the left side of the head. Some small consolidated parts, for example on the tip of the nose and on the neck.
Description: Expressive limestone head of a young woman with intensive remains of stucco cover with ancient painting. The big eyes are framed in black with red-brownish, long eyelashes. Above them also red-brown eyebrows. The narrow, closed lips are in the same shade. She is wearing a veil, underneath black ringlets and in the centre a large diadem. On the sides two curls cascading from the elaborated ears. Possibly from Antinoupolis, situated approximately 300 kilometers south of Cairo. A similar example in the Musée de Marseilles, published in: “L’Egypte Romaine, l’autre Egypt“, Avignon 1997, pages 144-145, number 164.