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: 23
  • Graffito Length: 18
Bibliography: Bagnall, R. S. et al., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (2016): 255.
Commentary: Dipinto of a male head in profile, located in the upper left quadrant of the back wall of Bay 25. The graffito is partially obliterated by a later drawing of a phallus (see D25.1) and affected by some fading. The head is turned to the left, and there is a short line starting from the chin that indicates the beginning of the neck. The man has short, wavy hair on the front, rendered with small curved lines; they become longer toward the back, where they are drawn in longer and parallel lines. The forehead is broad and straight, the nose long and pointed. A large eye, with indication of the pupil, is placed anatomically correctly, but there are no traces left of the mouth. This head is probably connected to T25.2.
Suggested Citation: AGP-SMYD00254, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-SMYD00254> [accessed: 21 Apr 2024]

Editor: Roger S. Bagnall

Principal Contributor: Roger S. Bagnall

Last Revision: 2016-10-03