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Marble figure of a woman

1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.

Marble

197.96 × 76.99 × 46.04 cm, 2040 lb. (77 15/16 × 30 5/16 × 18 1/8 in., 925.34 kg) base: 11.43 × 71.12 × 45.72 cm (4 1/2 × 28 × 18 in.)
Purchased with the Ruth Elizabeth White Fund and Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
2007.207.1
Status: 
On view*
Culture: 
Greek, Roman
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Sotheby's, Sussex (England), 23-24 September 1987; Robert Kime, acquired from the above, 1987; private collection, Paris (France), acquired from the above, late 1980s; Sotheby's, New York, 5 December 2007, lot 69; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., acquired from the above, 2007.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2007–June 30, 2008,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2008): 182.

Lisa R. Brody, “Portrait of a Lady: A New Statue at the Yale University Art Gallery,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2008): 143–47, fig. 1, 3.

Lisa R. Brody and Carol Snow, “A Mystery in Marble: Examining a Portrait Statue through Science and Art,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2010): 30–45, fig. 1–9, 12.

Ian McClure, Laurence Kanter, and Lisa R. Brody, “Introduction,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2010): 26, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.