Drawing of a face

((:duo capita hominum))


Description of Drawing (English): two heads of people
Findspot: Smyrna, Basilica (Agora.1)
Drawing Category: Human figures
Writing Style: charcoal
Bibliography: Bagnall, R. S. et al., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (2016): 447.
Commentary: Dipinto of three heads, located on the north vault springing from Pier A104, looking into the Basilica’s southern corridor. It is impossible to measure them due to their position. The three heads are shown in profile, turned toward the left. They are all very stylized. Of the first head to the left, only part of the back is still visible due to the detachment of most of the plaster. The central head, also damaged at the top, is characterized by a long pointed nose, open mouth, and undershot chin. The large eye is oval in shape and set diagonally. The nape is rounded and there is no clear indication of the hair. The head to the right, partially damaged to the top, is rhomboidal in shape, with a very elongated and tapering neck. It has a very large lozenge-shaped eye with the pupil made in a short diagonal line, a long and pointed nose, wide open mouth, and undershot chin. No indication of hair is visible.
Suggested Citation: AGP-SMYDP1041, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-SMYDP1041> [accessed: 21 Apr 2024]
Contributions:

Editor: Roger S. Bagnall

Principal Contributor: Roger S. Bagnall

Last Revision: 2016-10-03