Drawing of a stick figure

((:figura hominis, tantum caput extat))


Description of Drawing (English): human figure, only head remains
Findspot: Smyrna, Basilica (Agora.1)
Drawing Category: Human figures
Writing Style: charcoal
  • Graffito Height: 6.5
  • Graffito Length: 5
Bibliography: Bagnall, R. S. et al., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (2016): 113.
Commentary: Very small and schematic dipinto of a human figure located in the lower left quadrant of the back wall of Bay 8. Conventionally referred to as a “stick figure.” Most of the black color defining the figure’s body has faded, and only a roughly oval head is still visible. The head is characterized by large oval eyes, a long straight nose, and a small and oval mouth tilted upward. No other details are recognizable.
Suggested Citation: AGP-SMYD00086, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-SMYD00086> [accessed: 21 Apr 2024]
Contributions:

Editor: Roger S. Bagnall

Principal Contributor: Roger S. Bagnall

Last Revision: 2016-10-03