About this object

Portrait head from a funerary relief altar in soft granular limestone of a female, typical of those found at Oxyrhynchus. Coiled hair style at back with wavy hair and ringlets over the ears. Earrings of a bar-pendant variety, such as that found on the mummy portraits discovered by Petrie at Hawara, as style common in Roman Egypt into the Fourth Century AD. There are three wrinkles on the neck. Some damage to nose, forehead and a chip out of forehead.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    Romano-Egyptian
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Oxyrhynchus
  • Date made
    300 AD - 500 AD
  • Materials
    Limestone
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from J. Möger, 1972.
  • Collector
    John Möger
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Oxyrhynchus
  • Date collected
    1970 before
  • Measurements
    295 mm x 190 mm x 207 mm
  • Note
    Illustrated in 'City of Liverpool Museums Report 1970-74', p. 21.
  • Related people
    Johan Möger (Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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