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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1960.452
Title
Head
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
head, sculpture
Date
c. 2500 BCE-2000 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Cyclades
Period
Cycladic period
Culture
Cycladic
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Marble
Dimensions
actual: 11.8 cm (4 5/8 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of David M. Robinson
Accession Year
1960
Object Number
1960.452
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions

Published Catalogue Text: Stone Sculptures: The Greek, Roman and Etruscan Collections of the Harvard University Art Museums , written 1990
4 Cycladic

Head

There is a horizontal break across the face. The end of the nose, part of the left cheek, and part of the back of the head are missing. Otherwise, the surface is in good condition.

This fragment from a statuette or, technically, a small statue, has flat contours and a pyramidal nose in relief. It came from a female figure of developed type. The size of this head made the complete figure more unusual than the other, smaller statuettes in the Robinson-Harvard collections.

Cornelius Vermeule and Amy Brauer

Publication History

Fogg Art Museum, The David Moore Robinson Bequest of Classical Art and Antiquities, A Special Exhibition, exh. cat., Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, 1961), p. 16, no. 201

Patricia Getz-Preziosi, "Cycladic Art in the Fogg and Farland Collections", American Journal of Archaeology (1966), 70, pp. 110-111, pl. 32, figs. 23-25

Cornelius C. Vermeule III and Amy Brauer, Stone Sculptures: The Greek, Roman and Etruscan Collections of the Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 20, no. 4

[Reproduction Only], Persephone, (Fall 2006)., p. 21.

Exhibition History

The David Moore Robinson Bequest of Classical Art and Antiquities: A Special Exhibition, Fogg Art Museum, 05/01/1961 - 09/20/1961

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