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Marble head of a woman, from a grave relief

4th century B.C.

Marble

20 x 10.9 x 14.82 cm (7 7/8 x 4 5/16 x 5 13/16 in.)
Collection of Mary C. and James W. Fosburgh, B.A. 1933, M.A. 1935
1979.14.77a-b
Culture: 
Greek
Period: 
Late Classical
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

In the possession of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Fosburgh by 1954: Exhibited in "Ancient Art in American Private Collections: A Loan Exhibition at the Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University," December 28, 1954-February 15, 1955 (exh. cat. Cambridge Mass., 1954), p. 27, cat. no. 156 (not illustrated)

The sculpture appears in two paintings that are now in the collection of the YUAG (1979.14.64 and 1979.14.66). Both paintings are signed and dated ("JF 67"). 1979.14.66 appears on the cover of an exhibition in 1968 of James Fosburgh's paintings at the Kennedy Gallery in New York.

Bibliography: 

John Coolidge and G. M. A. Hanfmann, eds., Ancient Art in American Private Collections: A Loan Exhibition at the Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University, exh. cat. (Cambridge, Mass.: President and Fellows of Harvard College, 1954), 27, no. 156.

“Acquisitions 1979,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 38, no. 1 (Fall 1980): 63, ill.

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