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Head of a woman

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The woman turns her head slightly to her left and gazes outwards. Her wavy hair, parted in the center and gathered in a bun in back, is bound by a broad fillet (ribbon). The hair below the fillet is carefully delineated and covers the top of her ears, but the hair above the fillet is roughly...

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Provenance

By 1910: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: Brought by a Greek.); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, March 28, 1910

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren in memory of the late Samuel D. Warren

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd–2nd century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 108.

Dimensions

Height: 36.5 cm (14 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

10.80

Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from the Greek island of Paros

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture