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.
- 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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