Head of a Woman

Head of a Woman

3rd-2nd Century BC

Marble

Overall: 16.6 x 9.6 x 9.6 cm (6 9/16 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

Bequest of Liberty E. Holden 1916.831

Description

The symmetry and proportions of this unidentified woman's portrait harkens back to the classical style made popular in the 4th century BC by the master Greek sculptors Praxiteles and Lysippos. Her center-parted wavy hair, rolled into an up-do, reflects the style of the later Hellenistic period when this work was made.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Marble

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