Sculpture of a Woman

1970.160

On display

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.