Antefix in the form of an Amazon

Greek, South Italian or Sicilian
Hellenistic Period
about 200 B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 37 cm (14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

61.1168

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

Head of a female (?) in a Phrygian cap, the top curled forward; she is perhaps an Amazon. Section of tondo background and fillet molding preserved above. Traces of white underpainting.

Provenance

Said to come from South italy or Sicily; by 1961: with Dr. Elie Borowski and Dr. Herbert A. Cahn; gift of Dr. Elie Borowski and Dr. Herbert A. Cahn to MFA, November 8, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Elie Borowski and Dr. Herbert A. Cahn