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Female head. Garland of ivy leaves and berries, drapery hanging on either side. Cut off squarely on top. Vestiges of white, yellow and red.

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

19 x 15.2 cm (7 1/2 x 6 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.19 H. 0.152 W.

Accession Number

89.14

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements