Portrait of an old woman Artist: Unknown

ca. A.D. 280–340

Ancient Art

On view, 1st floor, Ancient Art



35.2 × 24.13 × 26.67 cm (13 7/8 × 9 1/2 × 10 1/2 in.)

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Ruth Elizabeth White Fund

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3rd–4th century


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Collection of Ugo Donato (Donati Arte Classica, Lugano, Switzerland, by 1982, said to have been acquired in late 1950s-early 1960s (letter of 28 February 2008 from Stefano Donati, his grandson, on file); sale of the above, Phoenix Ancient Art, New York; Yale University Art Gallery, acquired from the above, 2008.
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  • Susan B. Matheson and Jerome Jordan Pollitt, Old Age in Greek and Roman Art (New Haven, Conn: Yale University Art Gallery, 2022), 100, 222, no. 81, ill.
  • "Acquisitions 2009," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 143, ill.
  • Hartwin Brandt, Wird auch silbern mein Haar : Eine Geschichte des Alters in der Antike (München: C.H. Beck, 2002), 199–200, fig. 67.
  • Hans Jucker and Dietrich Willers, Gesichter: Griechische und römische Bildnisse aus Schweizer Besitz, exh. cat. (Bern: Archa¨ologisches Seminar der Universita¨t Bern, 1983), 194-95, no. cat. no. 81, ill.
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