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Head of Aphrodite (?)

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Head of a female figurine. She wears a stephane and small earrings. She has her hair arranged in a low knot behind. Broken at the neck. The staphane preserves traces of yellow; slight traces of white slip also on the flesh. Yellowish-red clay.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina, from the Metaxas Collection in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, 1st B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 109.

Dimensions

4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7737

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture