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Head from a female figurine

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Female head with thick wavy hair and fillet, part of right side gone.

Provenance

By 1887: with Luigi Boccanera (said to be from the sanctuary of Diana at Nemi); March 25, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Luigi Boccanera; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Greek, South Italian, Hellenistic Period, about 250–100 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Nemi, Lazio, Italy

Dimensions

Height: 5.8 cm (2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.561

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture