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Antefix with female head in relief

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Wears a fillet through which horns project, long earrings hanging from shell-like ears, and a necklace.

Provenance

By 1896: J. B. Murdock Collection (said to have been acquired in Tarentum in March of 1896); loaned by J. B. Murdock to MFA, April 27, 1898; gift of Harold Murdock in memory of his brother, Rear-Admiral J. B. Murdock, September 3, 1931

Credit Line

Gift of Harold Murdock in memory of his brother Rear-Admiral J. B. Murdock

Greek, South Italian,

Place of Manufacture

Tarentum, Italy

Dimensions

18 cm (7 1/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.18 H.

Accession Number

31.631

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements