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Fragment of a Head

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Female head with melon coiffure. Light brown clay, unglazed. Removed from Victory (88.557 group) to which it does not belong, Feb. 17, 1898. [The previous record for this head gave Naukratis as its provenance but that seems impossible since it was said to belong to a group from Nemi.] (A...

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Provenance

Purchased through R. Lanciani, 1888 (as part of a group from Nemi), 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 Fund

Greek, South Italian, Hellenistic Period ?, 323–31 B.C.

Findspot

Nemi ?, Lazio, Italy

Accession Number

88.1108

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture