Portrait / 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: 9
Bibliography: Bagnall, R. S. et al., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (2016): 331.
Commentary: Dipinto of a head, located in the upper left quarter of the back wall of Bay 32. The female head, in profile, is turned toward the left. The face is characterized by a large, roughly oval, eye with marked pupil, a pointed nose, an open mouth with thin lips, and a prominent, rounded chin. The neck is thin and elongated. The forehead is covered by a wavy bang; the rest of the hairstyle is mostly faded, but it seems that the hair was loose on the shoulder.
Suggested Citation: AGP-SMYD00323, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-SMYD00323> [accessed: 21 Apr 2024]

Editor: Roger S. Bagnall

Principal Contributor: Roger S. Bagnall

Last Revision: 2016-10-03