|Deposit||London, The British Museum, BM 122007=1930,0613.3|
|Notes||Donated by Mrs H.C. Gowan.|
|Support type||Artefact » Sculpture in the round » Part of human body|
|Measures||h. 10, w. 9.5, th. 9.5|
|Notes on support and decorations||Small carved and well polished female head with enormous round staring lidded eyes, with the pupils carved for inlay, worried incised eyebrows, a small nose and puckered mouth, a round face with full cheeks, and large lobed ears. This head is carved almost fully in the round. |
The hair area is left rough and the poll is flat, and was presumably covered in plaster originally.
The head originally belonged to a female standing statuette (cf. Antonini).
|Archaeological context||Funerary context|
|Link to site record|
|Antonini 2001: 88, pl. 41||Antonini, Sabina 2001. La statuaria sudarabica in pietra. Repertorio iconografico sudarabico. 1. Paris: de Boccard / Rome: IsIAO. [Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-lettres; Istituto Italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente]|