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Female head

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Female head with triangular-shaped face surrounded by masses of long hair, or a wig, horizontally ridged. Appears sphinx-like.

Provenance

From Crete; purchased from the John Wheelock Elliot Fund; Dec., 2, 1926, for $5.00

Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund

Greek, Geometric Period, about 8th–7th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Crete, Greece

Dimensions

7.4 cm (2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

26.286

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture