The Female Portrait Statue in the Greek World

The Female Portrait Statue in the Greek World

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by Sheila Dillon
     
 

In this book, Sheila Dillon offers the first detailed analysis of the full range of evidence for female portrait statues in Greek art. A major component of Greek sculptural production, particularly in the Hellenistic period, female portrait statues are mostly missing from our histories of Greek portraiture. Whereas male portraits tend to stress their subject's

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In this book, Sheila Dillon offers the first detailed analysis of the full range of evidence for female portrait statues in Greek art. A major component of Greek sculptural production, particularly in the Hellenistic period, female portrait statues are mostly missing from our histories of Greek portraiture. Whereas male portraits tend to stress their subject's distinctiveness through physiognomic individuality, portraits of women are more visually homogenous. In defining their subjects according to normative ideals of beauty rather than notions of corporeal individuality, Dillon argues that Greek portraits of women work differently than those of men and must be approached with different expectations. She examines the historical phenomenon of the commemoration of women in portrait statues from the fourth century to the first century BCE and traces the continued idealizing, "not portrait" style into the Roman period at a select number of sites.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521764506
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/15/2010
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Abbreviations xv

Introduction: Finding the Female Portrait in Greek Art 1

Chapter 1 Portrait Honors for Women in Late Classical and Hellenistic Greece 9

Chapter 2 Clothes and the Woman: Statue Formats and Portrait Costumes 60

Chapter 3 The Female Portrait Face 103

Chapter 4 The "Not Portrait" Style of Female Portraiture in the Roman Period 135

Conclusion 164

Appendix 1 Female Portrait Statues in Fourth-Century Athens 169

Appendix 2 Female Portrait Statues on Independent Delos (before 166) 171

Appendix 3 Female Portrait Statues on Athenian-Controlled Delos (post-166) 173

Appendix 4 Female Portrait Statues in Athens, Third-First Centuries BCE 176

Notes 179

Selected Bibliography 229

Epigraphic Index 241

Museum Index 244

General Index 248

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