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Head of a young woman

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The nose is broken away. The surfaces have been somewhat bruised and rubbed away in spots. Broken across the back of the head and through the upper part of the neck, this appealing likeness ought to date from the middle of the Hellenistic period, between 200 and 100 B.C. The head perhaps formed...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Paul E. Manheim Collection, One William Street, New York, N.Y. (said to be from East Greece); gift of Paul E. Manheim to MFA, December 3, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Paul E. Manheim

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd–1st century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 110.

Dimensions

Height: 10.7 cm (4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

69.1333

Medium or Technique

Marble, Crystalline from western Asia Minor or the adjacent Greek islands

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture