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Female bust to just above shoulders. Wavy hair, parted in center, pulled back. Above this high diadem of three rows of beads and grains. Large, grape cluster earrings. A necklace of simple beads worn high, and below, a necklace consisting of a band decorated with two reclining figures facing one...

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Provenance

December, 1885, discovered by Don Mariano Lazzari at Cerveteri, Italy and sold, through Pietro Pennelli, to Rodolfo Lanciani (b. 1845 – d. 1929), Rome; 1888, sold by Lanciani to the MFA for $491.89 [purchase price for MFA accession nos. 88.345 – 88.530]. (Accession Date: January 1, 1888) NOTE: See Helen Nagy, "Etruscan Votive Terracottas from Cerveteri in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Glimpse into the History of the Collection," Etruscan Studies 11 (2008), pp. 101-119.

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Classical or Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 25.8 cm (10 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.360

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture