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Female bust cut off above breasts. Hair dressed high in oblique rolls over forehead; above this a braid and knot and a fillet tied in a bow. Elaborate earrings. Vestiges of yellow, pink, black, and white. Large handle at back. A large piece of the left side missing.

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,

Dimensions

23.7 x 14.2 cm (9 5/16 x 5 9/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.237 H. 0.142 W.

Accession Number

89.13

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements