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Mycenae relief fragment

Upper body and face, from an Archaic temple.

This deep relief, sometimes called “a woman at a window”, is one of six small fragments found together at Mycenae in southern Greece. The other fragments show indistinct parts of limbs. They were found on the site of a temple, so it is safe to assume they were originally part of its carved decoration.

The style of sculpture in this early Archaic period is sometimes called Daedalic, named after the mythical craftsman Daedalus who according to legend gave art to the Ancient Greeks. Daedalic sculpture is characterised by the geometrical shapes of the triangular face, large eyes and braided hair

Location of Original: 

Athens National Museum 2866-


Lippold: Griechische Plastik, 25 (n.5); pl. 4.3
Matz: Geschichte der Griechische Kunst, 178-9
Karo: Personality in Greek Archaic Art, 98-100
Wace: Journal of Hellenic Studies LIX 1939, 210
Jenkins: Dedalica, 45
Papaspiridi: Guide du Musée Nationale d’Athènes (1927), 23
Kuruniotis: Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts XVI (1901), 18-
Svoronos: Das Athener Nazionalmuseum Athens (1903), pl.CLXXVIII
Stewart: Greek Sculpture, 115, pl. 77

c.620 BCE

Found at Mycenae on the site of the Archaic Temple

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