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Culture:Greek (original)
Title:Cast of The Exaltation of the Flower
Date Made:ca. 1900 CE
Place Made:Europe; Greece; Thessaly; Pharsalos (original)
Measurements:overall: 24 x 26 x 4 in.; 60.96 x 66.04 x 10.16 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1904.1.B.OIV
Credit Line:Purchase from an appropriation
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

ca. late 19th or early 20th century plaster cast of an Parian marble original dating to the Classical Period, ca. 450 BCE. Two women are depicted either sitting or standing face-to-face; they hold flowers and another unidentified object aloft. Both wear a type of dress called a peplos and a type of hairnet called a kekryphalos. The original stele fragment from which this cast is made is located at the Louvre in Paris, France.
Provenience: Greece, Thessaly, Pharsalos (original)

ancient; archaeology; reproductions

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