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Female head from a statuette

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A broad fillet is wound four times around the hair, and on the crown a small knot escapes from the encircling bands. The head was broken off at the base of the neck; the tip of the nose and the hair on the right side have been slightly injured.

Provenance

By 1900: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Gortyna); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, end of 4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 053.

Dimensions

Height: 11.9 cm (4 11/16 in.); length (of face): 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.308

Medium or Technique

Marble, fine-grained Greek

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture