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Head of a Maiden with "Lampadion" Hairstyle


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Description The early Hellenistic-period writer Dicaearchus (active about 320-300 BCE), a pupil of Aristotle's, remarked that women described this hairstyle with topknot as the "lampadion", or little torch.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/21/1961Treatmentcleaned
7/20/1970Treatmentcleaned
10/12/1988Treatmentcleaned; other
11/30/2000Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
Provenance [Found in Rome]; Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York, 1931; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1931, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1931

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Period
3rd-2nd century BCE (Hellenistic)
Medium
marble
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Accession Number
23.140
Measurements
11 3/4 x 5 3/16 x 5 11/16 in. (29.8 x 13.2 x 14.4 cm)
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