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Head of a Maiden
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Head of a Maiden


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Description The elongated eyes, bow-shaped mouth, and pronounced fleshy folds across the neck (known as "Venus rings") identify the head as a Hellenistic refinement of a style introduced by the 4th-century BC sculptor Praxiteles.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/25/1988Treatmentexamined for exhibition; cleaned
1/22/1992Treatmentcleaned; coated
12/21/2000Treatmentother
6/25/2001Treatmentother
Exhibitions
  • Our Ancient Heritage: An Exhibit of Art and Artifacts from Egypt Mesopotamia Greece Roman Empire. Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa. 1963.
  • From Alexander to Cleopatra: Greek Art of the Hellenistic Age. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988-1989.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1927, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1927

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Period
3rd century BCE (Hellenistic)
Medium
marble
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
23.155
Measurements
2 1/4 x 1 9/16 x 2 1/16 in. (5.8 x 3.9 x 5.2 cm)
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