Greek Art at The Met

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Working Title/Artist: Head of Athena Department: Greek & Roman Art Culture/Period/Location: HB/TOA Date Code: Working Date: late 3rd–2nd century B.C. photography by mma 1997, transparency #5 view #1 8×10 scanned and retouched by film and media (jn) 4_11_07

 

This exhibit reflects “history viewed at ground level, from inside. From that perspective, it’s about binding, not sorting, about single lives threaded together day by day. And it’s not about statistics, but about impressions, personal sensations, evoked by the sight of sculpted cloth falling over vulnerable flesh and the worry lines etched into the brow of a portrait head.”

Read more about this show here.

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