Antefix with female head in relief

Greek, South Italian


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Tarentum

Dimensions

18 cm (7 1/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.18 H.

Accession Number

31.631

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

Wears a fillet through which horns project, long earrings hanging from shell-like ears, and a necklace.

Provenance

By 1896: J. B. Murdock Collection (said to have been acquired in Tarentum in March of 1896); loaned by J. B. Murdock to MFA, April 27, 1898; gift of Harold Murdock in memory of his brother, Rear-Admiral J. B. Murdock, September 3, 1931

Credit Line

Gift of Harold Murdock in memory of his brother Rear-Admiral J. B. Murdock