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Thick masses of hair are gathered up above the forehead in a loose knot, and upon them wavy strands are sketchily carved. A shallow groove for a fillet, which was probably rendered in paint, is chiseled around the crown. The hair on the top of the head and at the back, where it is worn short, is...

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By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens: but the piece had just been imported from Rhodes.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 350–325 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 050; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 108 (additional published references).


Height x length (of face): 27.5 x 14.7 cm (10 13/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens


The Ancient World