Unrecorded Greek Artist (5th century BC)

Head of a Woman

Greece, about 445BC


21.1 x 20 x 13 cm

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.

Purchased 1961 (No. 61.1)