The male statuette is well-preserved with only some of the fingers missing on both hands. He is standing against a pillar and is wearing a cloak, loincloth and boots.
Description of object
The male statuette is well-preserved with only some of the fingers missing on both hands. He is standing against a pillar. The man is rendered with short hair arranged in thick locks and he is wearing a cloak, a loincloth and boots. Both arms are reaching out towards the viewer.
Choice of methods
- Lead-isotope analysis
The hair of the figure is painted brown. His skin is painted in a redish colour and traces are visible on face, arms, and legs. His cloak is painted in a greyish/bluish colour, while his boots show traces of black paint.
J. Christiansen, M. Moltesen & J. S. Østergaard 1992, Catalogue. Campania, South Italy and Sicily. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 107, cat. no. 83.
- HIN 423b
- 1st half of the 3rd century B.C.E.
- Painted terracotta
- Acquired in Rome in 1912 and belongs with a Canosan grave-vase (However, not HIN 423 as previously presumed as the figure is too large) and another similar statuette (HIN 423a).
- H. 22.5 cm.