martes, 24 de mayo de 2016

Deceased person holding a bunch of grapes


Deceased person holding a bunch of grapes

This statue dates to the 5th century AD, and was undoubtedly part of a niche; it represents a standing young man dressed in a long tunic. In his left hand he holds a bunch of grapes, his right arm hangs by his side, grasping a funerary garland in his hand. His hairstyle closely follows the shape of his skull, and is very short with small curls. The rounded, almost child-like, face, the large almond-shaped eyes and the soft smile point to the art of the Coptic Period.

Present location KMKG - MRAH [07/003] BRUSSELS
Inventory number E.8062
Dating COPTIC PERIOD
Archaeological Site UNKNOWN
Category STATUE
Material LIMESTONE
Technique HEWN; PAINTED; SCULPTURED
Height 62 cm
Width 23 cm




Bibliography•M. Rassart-Debergh, Romeinse en christelijke oudheden uit Egypte - Antiquités romaines et chrétiennes d'Égypte, Bruxelles 1976, 28-29
•F. Lefebvre et B. Van Rinsveld, L'Égypte. Des Pharaons aux Coptes, Bruxelles 1990, 192


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