- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
- Work Type
- head, sculpture
- c. 2500 BCE-2000 BCE
- Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe, Cyclades
- Cycladic period
- Physical Descriptions
- 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
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
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Published Catalogue Text: Stone Sculptures: The Greek, Roman and Etruscan Collections of the Harvard University Art Museums , written 1990
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
- Related Works
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