Female Head



4th century


Overall: 4 × 4 × 4 1/2 in. (10.2 × 10.2 × 11.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mrs. William Dexter



Place Made: Greece, Europe



Object Name


Research Area

Classical World

Not on view


Not signed.

Course History

GOVT 86.43/MES 12.14, Intellectual History of Racism, Michelle Clarke and Jonathan Smolin, Spring 2022

Art History 20.04, Faith and Empire, Beth Mattison, Spring 2023

Classical Studies 6.01, Introduction to Classical Archaeology, Margaretha Kramer, Fall 2023

Exhibition History

Ancient Profiles: Sculpture, Prints, and Coins from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 1, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1-December 17, 1997.


Collected by George Ticknor (1791-1871), Boston, Massachusetts, probably in Europe, about 1815-1835; to his daughter, Eliza (Mrs. William) Sullivan Ticknor Dexter (1833-1880), about 1871; to her son, Philip Dexter (1868-1934), about 1880; to his son, William Dexter (1897-1943), about 1934; to his wife, Constance Van Rensselaer Thayer Dexter (1900-1976), 1943; given to Dartmouth College, 1943; catalogued by present collection, 1965.

This record is part of an active database that includes information from historic documentation that may not have been recently reviewed. Information may be inaccurate or incomplete. We also acknowledge some language and imagery may be offensive, violent, or discriminatory. These records reflect the institution’s history or the views of artists or scholars, past and present. Our collections research is ongoing.

We welcome questions, feedback, and suggestions for improvement. Please contact us at: Hood.Collections@dartmouth.edu