Cast of the head from a portrait statue of Oecumenius, from Aphrodisias

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  • Title

    Cast of the head from a portrait statue of Oecumenius, from Aphrodisias

  • Associated place

    Aphrodisias (Found in 2000 in the ‘Bishop’s Palace’, but belongs to statue found in situ in the north stoa of the ‘Bouleuterion Complex’ in Aphrodisias, Turkey.) (find spot of original)
  • Material and technique

    plaster

  • Material index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    30 cm estimated (height)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased with the assistance of the Association of Friends of Aphrodisias Trust, 2002.

  • Museum location

    Ground floor | Gallery 14 | Cast Gallery
  • Museum department

    Cast Gallery

  • Accession no.

    CG.H.57

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  • Catalogue text

    Head of governor Oecumenius from a chlamys statue. The inscribed
    base also survives, in situ. An invocation is inscribed on top of the
    head in Greek letters: ΧΜΓ, short for ‘Christ was born to Mary’.

    In: Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

Further reading

Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

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