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Head of a woman

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Mold made terracotta head of a woman. She wears an elaborate coiffure. Her face is done in a grotesque manner. There is a suspension loop on the back of the neck. It is hollow. It is broken off at the neck. The surface is worn and chipped.


Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt; 1962: accepted by the MFA; 1969: received by the MFA.

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Bequest of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp, 332 B.C.–A.D. 364


Height x width: 7 x 4.4 cm (2 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Mold-made terracotta


The Ancient World