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Portrait of an old woman

ca. A.D. 280–340

Marble

35.2 × 24.13 × 26.67 cm (13 7/8 × 9 1/2 × 10 1/2 in.)
Ruth Elizabeth White Fund
2008.69.1
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Roman
Period: 
3rd–4th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

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.

This work appears on our "Antiquities and Archaeological Material with Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.
Bibliography: 

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.

Hartwin Brandt, Wird auch silbern mein Haar : Eine Geschichte des Alters in der Antike (München: C.H. Beck, 2002), 199–200, fig. 67.

“Acquisitions 2009,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 143, 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.