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Head of a dancing girl

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The head is bent upward and to the left, with himation wound around so as to leave only the face exposed. The work is very delicate. Light green patina; somewhat corroded. The pupils are drilled and were once presumably inlaid.

Provenance

By 1910: with E. P. Warren (bought from a Greek dealer); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd or early 2nd century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 086.

Dimensions

Height: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

10.168

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture