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Goddess or Maiden
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Goddess or Maiden


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Description This unique and beautifully preserved figurine was one of the first Greek experiments in casting the female form in bronze. She may have been a votive offering, possibly to the goddess Artemis. The simple facial features, horizontal layers of hair, awkward proportions, and solid form date this statuette to early in the Orientalizing period.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
8/17/1982Treatmentcleaned; coated
Exhibitions
  • Men and Gods from Ancient Greece. Palais des beaux-arts (Brussels, Belgium), Brussels. 1982.
  • The Gods Delight: The Human Figure in Classical Bronze. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland. 1988-1989.
  • Highlights from the Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1998-2001.
Provenance Tyszkiewicz Collection [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Tyszkiewicz Collection Sale, 1898, no. 134; Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
675-650 BC (Orientalizing)
Medium
bronze
(Metal)
Accession Number
54.773
Measurements
H: 7 3/16 x W: 2 1/8 x D: 2 3/8 in. (18.2 x 5.4 x 6 cm)
Geography
  • Greece, Boetia (Place of Discovery)

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