- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
- Cycladic Head
- Work Type
- head, sculpture
- 2600-2500 BCE
- Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Cyclades
- Cycladic period, Early
- Physical Descriptions
- Marble, hematite
- 11.4 x 6 x 5.1 cm (4 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 2 in.)
- This Cycladic head was in the private collection of the donor's mother Alice M. Kaplan who began collecting in 1955. She purchased the head from George Ortiz of Paris who had it in his collection by 1960.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest from the Estate of Alice M. Kaplan
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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- This small marble ovoid head and neck have a backward tilt. The sole facial feature is an elongated, triangular nose in relief. Traces of red pigment in the form of closely spaced red dots appear as ornamentation on the forehead and cheeks, and faint traces of pigment are visible also above the nose and in the incised line separating the head from the neck. The head is set on wooden base.
- Publication History
Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2001-2002 (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 17-18.
- Exhibition History
Meisterwerke Griechischer Kunst, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, 06/18/1960 - 09/25/1960
The Board of Governors Collects, Jewish Museum, New York, 03/27/1965 - 04/27/1965
Gods in Color: Painted Sculpture of Classical Antiquity, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/22/2007 - 01/20/2008
- Subjects and Contexts
Google Art Project
- Related Works
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