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Head of a Woman
Head of a Woman
Head of a Woman
Head of a Woman

Photo credit: The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

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This sculpture was perhaps carved in about 445 BC and since detached from a relief. This may have been a high relief, or the pediment of a small building. The woman’s hair appears to be plaited high across her forehead, although losses and abrasion have obscured and worn away lots of the carved detail.

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c.445 BC




H 21.1 x W 20 x D 13 cm

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known to have been in the collection of Alphonse Kahn; purchased from K. J. Hewett Ltd, London, 1961

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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TS England

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