The Female Portrait Statue in the Greek World
In this book, Sheila Dillon offers the first detailed analysis of the female portrait statue in the Greek world from the 4th century BCE to the 3rd century CE. 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 idealized and visually homogeneous. 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 and explores what these statues can tell us about Greek attitudes toward the public display of the female body.
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List of Illustrations
Finding the Female Portrait in Greek Art
Portrait Honors for Women in Late Classical and Hellenistic Greece
Clothes and the Woman Statue Formats and Portrait Costumes
The Female Portrait Face
The Not Portrait Style of Female Portraiture in the Roman Period
Female Portrait Statues in FourthCentury Athens
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Acropolis Agora Ancient Aphrodisias Aphrodite Appendix Archaeological Museum inv Artemis Artemis Polo Athena Polias Athenian Athens bibliography bronze statue century bce Connelly context costume dated daughter dedicated Delos Delphi Demeter demos dress Early Hellenistic epigraphic Eule example Exedra female portrait statues female statues ﬁg ﬁgure ﬁgurines ﬁrst ﬁrst century fourth century goddess grave reliefs Greek East hairstyle Hellenistic period Hellenistic Sculpture Hellenistische Bšurgerinnen Hephaistion Herculaneum honored honoriﬁc IDelos identiﬁed IG II2 images inscribed base inscription Istanbul Kaltsas kanephoros Kleopatra Kunstzentren Large Herculaneum late Classical Leochares Linfert Lysimache male portrait mantle marble statue MarcadŽe Messene National Museum inv peplos Photo Plancia Magna portrait heads portraits of women portraiture Praxiteles preserved Priene priestess Prov Rhamnous Sanctuary of Artemis Schmidt Sculpture second century Small Herculaneum statue bases statue formats statue monuments statue’s Statuenbasen statues of women Tanagra Thasos third century tunic veiled Vibia Sabina votive portrait woman worn