Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Marble head of an old woman

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
ca. 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1912
Accession Number:
12.229.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
This head is broken from a statue. The type relates to the old market woman (09.39) displayed in the Roman Court.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 121, 259, pl. 99a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 224, p. 112, pls. 156c-d, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Abramitis, Dorothy H. 1997. "Statue of an Old Woman: A Case Study in the Effects of Restorations on the Visual Aspect of Sculpture." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 55(3): p. 34.

Related Objects

Marble head of a Hellenistic ruler

Date: 1st–2nd century A.D. Medium: Marble Accession: 03.12.8b On view in:Gallery 160

Marble portrait of the emperor Augustus

Date: ca. A.D. 14–37 Medium: Marble Accession: 07.286.115 On view in:Gallery 166

Marble head of an athlete

Date: ca. A.D. 138–192 Medium: Marble Accession: 11.210.2 On view in:Gallery 153

Marble portrait of the emperor Caracalla

Date: A.D. 212–217 Medium: Marble Accession: 40.11.1a On view in:Gallery 169

Marble head of a Greek general

Date: 1st–2nd century A.D. Medium: Marble, Pentelic ? Accession: 24.97.32 On view in:Gallery 160