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Archaistic male mask-head, part of a panel or border of scroll ornament(?)

Painted terracotta

Height: 15cm

Museum number: M993

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 454help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

An Archaistic male mask-head surrounded by a scroll pattern on either side, which was probably connected to similar decoration to form a slab-strip of ornament. Probably from an architectural cresting or revetment.1

1 (Group IV) [is Vermeule referring here to grouping in Jones or Rhoden?]; compare also The British School at Rome, Catalogue of ancient sculptures preserved in the municipal of Rome: The sculptures of the Palazzo dei Conservatori, ed. H.S. Jones, Oxford, 1926, pl. 124. nos. 2 and especially no. 34.

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Unrecorded.


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