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Head of female figurine with tall, pointed pilos

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Head of female figurine wearing tall, pointed pilos. Probably Aphrodite, based on similarity to complete figurines.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey). 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek, Late Archaic Period, 490–480 B.C.

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

84.124

Medium or Technique

Terracotta; light clay

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture