Male Funerary Bust

Male Funerary Bust, 2nd - 3rd c. CE

This crystalline limestone bust depicts a man with a carved head and a general outline of a torso. Small marks incised on the torso suggest the appearance of clothing.  The sculpture has a pinkish hue from the stone used for its carving, but its surface is more polished than most sculptures of this type.  

Provenience: Northern Cemetery

Date: 2nd - 3rd c. CE

Height: 52.5 com

Width: 21 cm

Object Number: 29-107-922

Field Number: None

Museum Record

Further Reading: 

Skupinska-Lovset, IIona. 1983. Funerary Portraiture of Roman Palestine; An analysis of the production in its culture-historical context. Page/Fig./Plate 44:30

Romano, Irene B. 2006. Classical Sculpture; Catalogue of the Cypriot, Greek and Roman Stone Sculpture in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 201, Fig. 100.