<em>Head of an Old Man</em>, 30 B.C.E.-100 C.E. Limestone, plaster, pigment, 3 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 2 15/16 in. (8.5 x 6 x 7.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Louis Herse, 36.744. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.36.744_NegL76_7_print_bw.jpg)

Head of an Old Man

Medium: Limestone, plaster, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:30 B.C.E.-100 C.E.

Dimensions: 3 3/8 x 2 3/8 x 2 15/16 in. (8.5 x 6 x 7.5 cm)


Accession Number: 36.744

Image: CUR.36.744_NegL76_7_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Head of an old man. Probably of limestone. At the back runs the usual inscribed pillar. The entire piece was covered with a coating of elaborately painted plaster extensive traces of which remain behind the ears and on the pillar. The inscription reads “the King is making an offering to the double of ---.” The piece shows great naturalism, the surface is chipped and weathered.

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