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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.

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts



Head of a Woman


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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