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Title: 1961P30 Portrait of a Woman
Description: 1961P30
Portrait of a Woman, 1638-39
[Also known as Artemisia or Lady with a Lapis Lazuli Bowl]
Guido Reni
* The subject may represent Artemisia II of Caria (d.350 BC) wife of Mausolus, the governor of Caria in Asia Minor. After the death of her husband, she mixed his ashes in liquid which she drank, making herself a living tomb. The story was used as a symbol of a widow's devotion to her husband's memory.
Keywords:
Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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Art movement/Baroque
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Portrait
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Old Master
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Semi precious stone
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Lapis Lazuli
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Female
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Costume
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Hat
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Bowl
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Art Movement
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Symbolism
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Clothing
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Turban
   
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0
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Credit Line: Purchased 1961.