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Female head with a high polos

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Female head with high polos; wavy hair; light clay.

Provenance

From excavations at Tarentum; purchased by Joseph B. Murdock in Tarentum in March 1896; loaned to MFA by J. B. Murdock, April 27,1898; March 1931: Inherited by his brother, Harold Murdock; gift to MFA from 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, Calabria, Italy

Dimensions

Height: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.616

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture