Drawing of a monster (?)

((:gryllus feminae cum cornibus, unguibus, dentibus, et alis, falcem aut baculum tenentis))
((:caricature of a woman with horns, claws, teeth, and wings, holding a scythe or staff))

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Description of Drawing (English): caricature of a woman with horns, claws, teeth, and wings, holding a scythe or staff
Findspot: Herculaneum, Samnite House (V.1)
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Drawing Categories: Human figures , Animals
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
Apparatus Criticus: Textus secundum (1). Contulerunt Beall, Bey IV, McCrory, Opdenhoff, Tomasi, Zimmermann Damer a. 2014.
Bibliography: M. Langner, Antike Graffitizeichnungen: Motive, Gestaltung und Bedeutung. Wiesbaden 2011, n. 1372 (human female figure) (1)
Link to EDR: #EDR145030
Suggested Citation: 'Drawing of a monster (?)', The Ancient Graffiti Project Search Engine, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-EDR145030> [accessed: 22 May 2018]

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