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Head of a Woman
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Head of a Woman


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description In the first decades of the 4th century, artists further refined the representation of facial features: the eyes became more deeply set, the lower eyelid almost disappeared, and the lips and chin became more delicate. The serene expression, the triangular shape of the forehead, and the loosely carved locks of hair on this statue typify the 4th-century variations on the Classical ideal. The head is from a grave monument, and paint would have softened the roughened surface of the hair.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
7/20/1970Treatmentcleaned
1/23/1978Treatmentcleaned
1/24/1978Treatmentcleaned
7/01/1988Treatmentcleaned
Exhibitions
  • In Search of Ancient Treasure: 40 Years of Collecting. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1978.
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
  • Pandora's Box: Women in Classical Greece. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas; Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig, Basel. 1995-1996.
Provenance Ludwig and Renata Edelstein [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1965, by bequest.
Credit Bequest of Ludwig and Renata Edelstein, 1965

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Period
390-375 BC (Classical)
Medium
marble
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
23.220
Measurements
5 5/16 x 3 3/4 x 4 13/16 in. (13.5 x 9.6 x 12.2 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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