Drawing of faces

((:duo capita hominum))


Description of Drawing (English): two heads of people
Findspot: Smyrna, Basilica (Agora.1)
Drawing Category: Human figures
Writing Style: charcoal
  • Graffito Height: 9
  • Graffito Length: 9
Bibliography: Bagnall, R. S. et al., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (2016): 219.
Commentary: Dipinto of two human heads, possibly males, located on the back wall of Bay 20, in the upper right quadrant. This graffito is in very poor condition: large lacunae in the plaster and widespread fading make it difficult to identify the figures. To the left is a face, possibly in profile, looking to the right. The oval of the face and the wavy shoulder-length hair are the more recognizable elements. The head to the right is fully frontal. Most of the details have disappeared; however, notable is the hairdo of curly hair on which lies a wreath.
Suggested Citation: AGP-SMYD00201, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-SMYD00201> [accessed: 21 Apr 2024]
Contributions:

Editor: Roger S. Bagnall

Principal Contributor: Roger S. Bagnall

Last Revision: 2016-10-03