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Head of a Woman

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Female head. The hair is smooth except over the forehead, where it falls in waves from a central parting. Globular earrings. The back is flat with a large circular hole.

Provenance

By 1912: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: From Mesma.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greek, South Italian, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, about 490–470 B.C.

Dimensions

22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.224

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture