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Female head. Long snaky curls; pointed earrings; ribbed coronet. Roll diadem behind; pieces broken from lower left corner and right side. White slip; traces of red.


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,


19.5 x 14.5 cm (7 11/16 x 5 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.195 H. 0.145 W.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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