I’d like to clarify that the authors of our pieces do not choose the art — the editors do.
Donna Zuckerberg

I’m sure the scientists at the Met know what they’re doing. But sometimes identifications and descriptions of museum objects are simply taken for granted by anyone who looks up the information in a catalogue or in the inventory. I was pointing to the fact that this particular object might have been misidentified in the past as having a Hellenic *female* head. I see a head of Dionysos (the vine leaves….), but that’s only me. I have currently no access to bibliography of any kind about this particular piece, so I can’t check anything. In any case, I think it’s worth while to have a second look and a second opinion about the identification of the heads, because now that *I* am doing that, I start to think that the African head belongs to a female…

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