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Female head

Deep blue, head on both sides in low relief the face and neck coated with a warm gray. Broken through the neck. Hole vertically through neck.


From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over August 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic Dynasty), 305–30 B.C.


Naukratis, Egypt

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Tile and inlays