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Head of a female figurine

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Female head, hair parted in the middle and drawn down low at the sides; confined at the back by a sphendone.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: 1888).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Greek, 4th century B.C.

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Dimensions

3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

88.889

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture