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Standing figure, broad striated strap handle rising up behind head, curving over to back of shoulders. spiraliform diadem, round central ornament, "petals" at sides of face; tress over right shoulder. White slip remains of polychrome: gold necklace and armlets. lavender, pink and white draped...

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By date unknown: with Summa Galleries Inc., 342 North Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, California 90212; by 1981: D. Herbert Lipson Collection; gift of D. Herbert Lipson to MFA, October 14, 1981

Credit Line

Gift of D. Herbert Lipson, Publisher of BOSTON Magazine, Boston, Mass.

Greek, South Italian, Early Hellenistic Period, about 300–250 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Canosa, Apulia, Italy


54 cm (21 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: H: about 21 1/4" (54 cm)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World