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Votive Head

Female head turned slightly to left. Short wavy hair. Diadem like setting. Dull yellow-red clay. Tip of nose gone.

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, Etrusco-Roman Period,

Accession Number

89.11

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture