Portrait bust of a Girl Artist: Unknown

ca A.D. 140

Ancient Art

On view, 1st floor, Ancient Art




54.61 × 31.75 × 24.13 cm (21 1/2 × 12 1/2 × 9 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Ruth Elizabeth White Fund

Accession Number



Late Hadrianic or early Antonine


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Aldobrandini Collection (no. 152), Rome, prior to 1626 until at least 1814 (I owe this information to Prof.ssa Mariagrazia Picozzi, University of Rome, and contact with her to Professor Klaus Fittschen); with Stefano Bardini, Florence, 1893; purchased from Bardini by Prince Johannes II of Liechtenstein, 1893; Vaduz and Vienna, collection Princes of Liechtenstein 1893-1982; sale Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London,13-14 December 1982, lot 271; private collection, New York City (the name known to the curator but not to be published, at least until after acquisition by Yale)

  • Susan B. Matheson, "A Girl in the Guise of a Goddess," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2014): 87–91, fig. 1–2.
  • Gabriella Capecchi, L'archivio storico fotografico di Stefano Bardini: Arte greca, etrusca, romana (Florence: A. Bruschi, 1993), 39, fig. 101–2.
  • Carla Benocci, Villa Aldobrandini a Roma (Rome: Argos, 1992), 238, fig. 180.
  • Fiorenza Scalia and Cristina di Benedictis, Il Museo Bardini a Firenze, 2 vols. (Milan: Electa, 1984), vol. 1, pl. 15.

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Object/Work type

busts (sculpture), human figures (visual works), portraits

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