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Antefix

A female head with a red fillet and a diadem of ivy leaves, grapes, and rosettes. The hair is in disordered ringlets. The female wears two necklaces, one of beads and one pointed pendants. Gray color; traces of red, yellow and black. A piece broken from the left side, and the handle on the...

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Provenance

By 1888: with R. Lanciani (said to have been found near the banks of the Tiber, on the Trastevere side, opposite the Island of Aesculapius [Isola di s. Bartolomeo]); purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, January, 1889, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Italic, Etruscan, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Accession Number

89.18

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements