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Head of a Goddess
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Head of a Goddess


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Description This mask-like head of a woman was made as a votive dedication for a sanctuary. The goddess represented is probably Persephone, also known as Kore. The almost exaggerated smile, the delicate modeling of the cheeks, and the protruding eyes that enhance the figure's animated expression are characteristics of the advanced Archaic style.
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Date Description Narrative
11/02/1989Technical Reportthermoluminescence
11/02/1989Treatmenttechnical study; loss compensation
Provenance Collection Arno, Pouilles, Italy; Gombron Family Collection, Geneva, by purchase; Sale, Antiquarium, Ltd., New York, 1988, no. 14; Walters Art Museum, 1990, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1990

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second half 6th century BCE (Archaic)
Medium
terracotta
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
23.242
Measurements
4 3/4 x 4 5/8 x 2 15/16 in. (12 x 11.7 x 7.5 cm)
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