|ROMAN LIMESTONE HEAD OF A PAGE
With bow-shaped lips, straight nose, and almond-shaped eyes beneath grooved eyebrows, his long hair arranged in rows of voluted curls and surmounted by a Phrygian cap with beaded, volute, and rosette decoration.
This head is from the lower part of a funerary relief decorated with a depiction of the deceased reclining on a couch with an attendant or page, below, on either side.
Cf. a similar head in G. Ploug, The Palmyrene Sculptures in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, 1995, p. 243, no. 113.
Palmyra, 3rd Century AD
H. 11 in. (28 cm.)
Ex French private collection, Nice, acquired in the 1920s.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2011, no. 30.