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Grave Relief of a Woman Depicted as a Muse
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Grave Relief of a Woman Depicted as a Muse


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The relief was made near Smyrna (present-day Izmir, Turkey), on the west coast of Asia Minor, and portrays the deceased as a Muse, as indicated by her pose and dress. On other representations of this type, the maiden holds a kithara, a stringed instrument that resembles a lyre or small harp. The smaller figure on the right is a servant girl.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
11/18/1980Treatmentcleaned
11/01/1988Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
Provenance Summa Galeries, Los Angeles, CA, March 1980; Walters Art Museum, 1980, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1980

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Period
2nd century BC
Medium
carved marble
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
23.230
Measurements
H: 32 11/16 × W: 16 9/16 × D: 5 1/2 in. (83 × 42 × 14 cm)
Geography
  • Turkey, Izmir (Smyrna) (Place of Discovery)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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