Portrait of a female head [Λ 136]
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Item Details

Source

Αρχείο της Εφορείας Αρχαιοτήτων Χανίων

Bibliographic Citation

Αρχείο της Εφορείας Αρχαιοτήτων Χανίων

Provenance

Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο Χανίων

Physical Dimensions

Υ= 40 εκ. Πλ.=21 εκ. Βάθ.= 25 εκ.

Abstract

Εικονιστική μαρμάρινη κεφαλή. Λισσός 1957

Medium

Μάρμαρο

Temporal Coverage

Ελληνιστική εποχή

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Description

This head comes from a statue of a goddess dedicated in the sanctuary of Lissos. This exhibit was found in the Asclepius Temple at Lissos and was identified as Hygeia. The shape of the face is ovoid with a wide forehead. The eyes are big and almond – shaped. The nose is long and well-defined. The lips are fleshy. The Cheekbones are clearly indicated. The hair is combed backwards and forms two masses of wavy tresses on the left and right of the forehead. The style of this head indicates that it was sculptured during the Hellenistic period (end 4th cent. – 1st cent. BC.)
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