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Greek statue of a woman

Although the head and right arm are missing, this Greek statue of a woman still exudes a sense of life and movement. Art historians make use of these kinds of distinguishing external characteristics when ordering sculptures. Based on this statue’s style, for instance, they are able to conclude it hails from the Hellenistic period, and was sculpted sometime between 323 and 30 BCE. Archaeologists rely on this ordering typology as well to determine the age of artefacts that were excavated.
  • Date: ca. 100 BCE
  • Period: Late Hellenistic
  • Location: Greece
  • Collection: Archaeology
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Art historians make use of these kinds of distinguishing external characteristics when ordering sculptures.

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