Drawing of a face

((:caput hominis ad sin.))

Description of Drawing (English): head of person facing left
Findspot: Smyrna, Basilica (Agora.1)
Drawing Category: Human figures
Writing Style: charcoal
  • Graffito Height: 32
  • Graffito Length: 14
Bibliography: Bagnall, R. S. et al., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (2016): 111.
Commentary: Very schematic dipinto of a human bust, possibly a veiled male, located in the lower right quadrant of the back wall of Bay 8. The figure is in profile toward the left with exaggerated facial features. A very large oval eye and a long, rectangular, and prominent nose are placed over a small opened mouth with a triangular upper lip. The chin is quite pronounced and the elongated neck sits over small and drooping shoulders. There are no clear indications of hair: a short and almost vertical line starting near the eye might suggest the presence of a veil whose flaps flow down at the two sides of the neck.
Suggested Citation: AGP-SMYD00084, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-SMYD00084> [accessed: 21 Apr 2024]

Editor: Roger S. Bagnall

Principal Contributor: Roger S. Bagnall

Last Revision: 2016-10-03