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Fragmentary head from a herm (?)

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Wavy strands radiate from the crown and end, in front of the narrow fillet, in a double row of spiral or corkscrew curls. What survives has a fresh surface, with some damage and wear, and a pleasing light yellow patina. If from a herm rather than a life-sized statue, the subject ought to be...

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Provenance

From Athens.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Greek, Transitional Period or Late Hellenistic Period, about 465 B.C. or later

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 027.

Dimensions

height x width (max.): 12.2 x 18.5 cm (4 13/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.426

Medium or Technique

Marble, Greek, fully crystalline

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture