|Collection:||Athens, National Archaeological Museum|
|Title:||Head of Hera (?)|
|Context:||From Argos, Sanctuary of Hera|
|Findspot:||Found at Argos, Sanctuary of Hera|
|Summary:||Head of goddess|
|Sculptor:||Attributed to the school of Polykleitos|
|Sculpture Type:||Free-standing statue|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 420 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. 0.27 m|
Female head, perhaps of the divinity Hera, with hair bound by taenia, or fillet. The earlobes are drilled for earrings, probably added in another material.
Form & Style:
Perhaps school of Polykleitos, with Pheidian influence
Condition: Head only (complete)
Broken at neck.
Technique Description: Karouzou notes that the sculptor was probably an Argive artist, of the school of Polykleitos, who may have been influenced by Pheidias, and that the 'hard' surface is reminiscent of the bronzeworking tradition of the Argive sculptors' workshops.