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Marble head of a child

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H.: 5 11/16 in. (14.4 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
1972.118.114
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
Freestanding stone statues of children were made in the Hellenistic period as votive offerings dedicated to the gods in their sanctuaries to secure divine protection for the child depicted.
von Bothmer, Dietrich and René d'Harnoncourt. 1950. Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities: An Exhibition from the Collection of Walter Cummings Baker, Esq. no. 62, p. 10, New York: Walter Cummings Baker.

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