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Curved surface; fillet above and below. A grinning mask in low relief; slender scrolls and honeysuckles between them. From the Villa of Vaconius Pollius, Sasson.

Provenance

By 1888: with Alessandro Fausti (said to be from the villa of Voconius Pollio); April 12, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Alessandro Fausti; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman, Greco-Roman Period,

Dimensions

12.9 x 16.4 cm (5 1/16 x 6 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.129 H. 0.164 W.

Accession Number

88.570

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture