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Antefix in the form of an Amazon

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Head of a female (?) in a Phrygian cap, the top curled forward; she is perhaps an Amazon. Section of tondo background and fillet molding preserved above. Traces of white underpainting.

Provenance

Said to come from South italy or Sicily; by 1961: with Dr. Elie Borowski and Dr. Herbert A. Cahn; gift of Dr. Elie Borowski and Dr. Herbert A. Cahn to MFA, November 8, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Elie Borowski and Dr. Herbert A. Cahn

Greek, South Italian or Sicilian, Hellenistic Period, about 200 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

61.1168

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements