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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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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,


Naukratis, Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 218.


66.5 cm (26 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Marble probably from the Greek island of Paros


The Ancient World