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Antefix

A female head with long wavy hair. She wears a red fillet, a necklace with a pendant, and an elaborate garland of ivy leaves, grape clusters, and rosettes. Rectangular crosspiece at bottom. Handle at back. White slip, traces of dull green, red, and yellow. Cf. MNR III, 1, no. 49, 50

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

89.19

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements