- Museum number
- Series: The Didyma Sculptures
Marble head from a life-sized statue of a woman.
Head of woman, broken from a statue of life-size. The surface is much worn, and the nose flattened; around its outline, and around the eyes, is a groove; the head has been described as unfinished, but seems rather to have been weathered and mutilated.
The face is of the full Ionic type, with low forehead, rounded cheeks and long protruding eyes set obliquely; the mouth has disappeared but was short and straight; the chin receding. The back of the head is covered by a veil which covers the hair, save for a fringe of curls over the brow, and falls down either cheek. The form of the ears is indicated beneath the veil, which is smooth save for a row of small folds round the front, incised behind either temple.
- Production date
- 540BC (circa)
Height: 21.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Possibly from one of the seated figures from the Sacred Way at Didyma or from a standing statue of a kore.
Smith, no. 20; Wiegand in Ant. Denkmaler, III, p. 52.
- On display (G13)
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number