HEAD OF A FEMALE FIGURE

Dimensions
195 x 40 cm
Date
early 20th century
Material
Iconography
Inventory
Ag.192
ID
Hyp-6363
References
Hekler, Gipszgyűjtemény, no.327

The statue shows a mature woman. Her face is oval, the forehead smooth and framed by spiralling curls arranged in a half-circle. The eyes are large and deeply set, the lips slightly parted as if she was speaking. She wears a close-fitting cap (sakkos), which — together with the treatment of the hair — makes the statue look uniquely archaic from a Greek perspective. Is she the representative of an earlier generation? The statue probably depicts a female member of the ruling dynasty.