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Head of a Woman


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Description This head has the highly polished surface distinctive of the Antonine period and a part of the original hairstyle at the nape of the neck, but the piece was drastically re-carved in the late 3rd to early 4th century. In the harsh economic climate of the late Roman period, earlier sculptures were often re-worked in order to save both marble and time.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Technical Reportx-ray diffraction; other
Exhibitions
  • World of Wonder. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1971-1972.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [said to be from Alexandria, Egypt]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1909, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1909

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Period
Original: 138-192; Recarved: late 3rd-4th century (Roman Imperial)
Medium
marble
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
23.143
Measurements
10 3/8 x 5 5/8 x 8 1/16 in. (26.4 x 14.3 x 20.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Italy, Rome (Place of Origin)
  • Egypt, Alexandria (Place of Discovery)

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