<em>Female Head</em>, 250 C.E.-300 C.E. Steatite, 2 15/16 x max. diam. 2 11/16 in. (7.4 x 6.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Albert Gallatin, 50.60. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (in collaboration with Index of Christian Art, Princeton University), CUR.50.60_view1_ICA.jpg)

Female Head

Medium: Steatite

Dates:250 C.E.-300 C.E.

Dimensions: 2 15/16 x max. diam. 2 11/16 in. (7.4 x 6.8 cm)


Accession Number: 50.60

Image: CUR.50.60_view1_ICA.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Black steatite female head preserved to base of neck. Conventionalized features, with face and neck polished. Hair indicated by incisions and dull surface. Of ears, only the lobes are indicated and they are pierced. Hair extends out on each side suggesting that head is from a statue of Venus Anadyomene. Condition: Nose chipped, otherwise intact.

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