The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 25, 2024

Head of a Woman

Head of a Woman

300–200 BCE
Overall: 16.6 x 9.6 x 9.6 cm (6 9/16 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.)
Location: 102C Greek

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.
  • "Accessions." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 4, no. 2 (1917): 26-37. Mentioned: p. 27 www.jstor.org
    Eldridge, L. G. "Classical Marbles in the Museum." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 6, no. 3 (1919): 43-63. Reproduced: p. 42; Mentioned: pp. 43-44 www.jstor.org
  • Inaugural Exhibition. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (co-organizer) (June 6-September 20, 1916).
    35th Anniversary Exhibition. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (June 20-September 30, 1951).
    Greek and Roman Art. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (organizer) (February 15-March 12, 1965).
    Baroque Imagery. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 6, 1984-January 6, 1985).
    Collecting Drawings in England. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 3, 1987-January 17, 1988).
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Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1916.831