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Head of a Woman from a Relief

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4520, Head of a Woman from a Relief, Classical Period; early 4th century B.C.

Artist: Photographer: Ardon Bar Hama
Culture: Greek
Material: Pentelic marble
Dimensions: h. 4 in / 12 cm

This marble head was originally part of a high relief sculpture, probably a grave relief. Like white-ground lekythoi, grave sculptures depicted both mourner and deceased, either of which this head may represent. It is made of Pentelic marble; the same type of marble used for the Parthenon and many other Athenian sculptures and architecture. This head is a perfect example of classical idealization with its perfected beauty and calm expression.

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