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Before the Hellenistic Period, the greeks really only focused on creating sculptures of idealized bodies in their prime, and many of them looked the same. During the Hellenistic period, however, people began to branch out and create sculptures of more unique people. The old woman is a depiction of a person past their prime, which hadn’t really been done before this period. Perfect proportions were less important, and the things that made people unique were celebrated. This led to some really incredible art that celebrated individuality.