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Herm shaft with female head

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The condition is excellent, with few dents, weathered areas, and minor surface discolorations. The head with long curls and neck is carved directly from the rectangular shaft of the herm. Scientific Analysis: Isotope ratios - delta13C +1.899 / delta18O -1.033, Attribution - Paros-2,...

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Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886). Transferred to Classical by the Egyptian dept. 1

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Greco-Roman, Late Hellenistic to Early Imperial Period,

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 218.

Dimensions

66.5 cm (26 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.172

Medium or Technique

Marble probably from the Greek island of Paros

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture