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Female head with a polos

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Female head with polos. Wavy hair, parted in middle; polos above; decorated with flowers. One loose fragment. B. Kingsley: a reclining, banqueting youth (see NSC 12, 1936, Tarento; AA 1968: Neutsch)


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

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Gift of Harold Murdock, in memory of his brother, Rear-Admiral J. B. Murdock

Greek, South Italian,

Place of Manufacture

Tarentum, Calabria, Italy


Height: 9.9 cm (3 7/8 in.)

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The Ancient World