A Head of a Woman by Unknown Artist

The work of an Athenian craftsman of the 4th century BC.

Details

Medium:
Pentelic marble
Dimensions:
34 cm
Art Fund grant:
£7,500 ( Total: £30,000)
Acquired in:
1981
Vendor:
Professor Bernard Ashmole

It was once part of a full-length figure of a woman from a naiskos, a funerary group of two or three figures in attitudes of grief or resignation.

Provenance

At Marbury Hall, near Northwich, Cheshire until it came into the possession of Professor Bernard Ashmole.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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