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Who is “Little Ida”? Unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of information about the subject of this medallion portrait, but if we look closely, we can find a few clues about her. Take a moment to look at the artwork; what details do you notice? When he met Ida, Calverley noted the contrast between her earrings, necklace, and profile. Little Ida is shown here in profile, meaning you can see only half of her face. This marble medallion sculpture imitates the same style used by the ancient Greeks to portray mythical gods and goddesses. What do you think Calverley’s intentions were by portraying Ida this way?