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Terracotta head of a woman wearing earrings, with a late Antonine or Severan hairstyle. The back of the figure is smooth. The details are worn.


From Naukratis, Temple of Aphrodite. 1887: 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: January 1, 1888)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D 364


Naukratis, Egypt


Height x width: 6.4 x 5.6 cm (2 1/2 x 2 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Terracotta, mold-made


The Ancient World