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Female Head; Holding a Spear

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Female head with long wavy hair. Attached to the right side is a background against which appears the right arm of the figure, raised and holding a spear. To left of arm, a branch of a tree from which hangs a quiver.


By 1912: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: From Mesma.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greek, South Italian, Classical Period, 5th century B.C.


13.5 x 15 cm (5 5/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World