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Old woman from a grave stele

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Although worked fully in the round, this head comes from a large Attic grave monument containing figures carved mostly in high relief. Workmanship of the hair and modeling of the face show the head was designed to be seen mainly from the right. The face is asymmetrical, an irregularity less...

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By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Found near Kerataia (Attica) winter 1899.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 4th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 069; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 108 (additional published references).


Height: 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, possibly from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens


The Ancient World