Drawing of a head

((:caput acutum cum nasone longo et corona, gryllus?))

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Description of Drawing (English): pointed head with long nose and garland wreath, caricature?
Findspot: Herculaneum, Suburban Baths (OutsideWalls.ow2)
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Drawing Category: Human figures
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
  • Graffito Height: 30
  • Graffito Length: 37
Apparatus Criticus: Textus et mensurae secundum (2); intellegitur ut mulieris imago apud (1), fortasse non recte.
EDR154177, EDR154179, EDR10219, EDR144357, EDR154185, EDR154186, EDR154189
Bibliography: CIL 04, 10676 (1)
M. Langner, Antike Graffitizeichnungen: Motive, Gestaltung und Bedeutung. Wiesbaden 2001, n. 309 (Phalluskopf) (2)
A. Varone, Titulorum graphio exaratorum qui in CIL vol. IV collecti sunt, Imagines, Roma 2012, vol. II, p. 509, con foto (3)
Link to EDR: #EDR143636
Suggested Citation: 'Drawing of a head', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-EDR143636> [accessed: 22 May 2018]

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