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Marble head of a girl from a small statue

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Marble, Island
Dimensions:
H. 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1915
Accession Number:
15.146
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
Said to be from Greece

The oval face with delicately indicated features and gentle transition to the soft hair is executed in a style popular in the Hellenistic period. The head was made for insertion in a small statue. Some attribute or possibly the fixture for a veil must have been set into the square-shaped depression at the top.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1916. "Department of Classical Art Accessions of 1915." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 11(6): p. 41, fig. 3.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 121, 258, pl. 98a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 169, p. 91, pls. 120d-f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Tsetskhladze, Gocha R. and V. D. Kuznetsov. 2000. "On the Cult of Aphrodite in Kepoi." Periplous: Papers on Classical Art and Archaeology Presented to Sir John Boardman, Mr. Gocha R. Tsetskhladze, A. J. N. W. Prag, and Anthony M. Snodgrass, eds. p. 356, London: Thames and Hudson.

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