Drawing of a face

((:caput hominis))

Description of Drawing (English): head of person
Findspot: Smyrna, Basilica (Agora.1)
Drawing Category: Human figures
Writing Style: charcoal
  • Graffito Height: 18
  • Graffito Length: 11
Bibliography: Bagnall, R. S. et al., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (2016): 224.
Commentary: Dipinto of a human bust, located in the western half of the back wall of Bay 21, toward the center. The dipinto is damaged by large lacunas at the top, left, right, and in the middle, so that the identification is to be considered as tentative. The figure, possibly a male, is represented as fully frontal. Of the face, only the bottom half is preserved, with a round oval and a straight nose. The shoulders are straight. On the chest, two round motifs made of concentric lines can be interpreted either as disc-shaped brooches or clasps.
Suggested Citation: AGP-SMYD00211, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-SMYD00211> [accessed: 21 Apr 2024]

Editor: Roger S. Bagnall

Principal Contributor: Roger S. Bagnall

Last Revision: 2016-10-03