Female head from a statuette
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
end of 4th century B.C.
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 053.
Height: 11.9 cm (4 11/16 in.); length (of face): 6.1 cm (2 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble, fine-grained Greek
Not On View
A broad fillet is wound four times around the hair, and on the crown a small knot escapes from the encircling bands.
The head was broken off at the base of the neck; the tip of the nose and the hair on the right side have been slightly injured.
By 1900: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Gortyna); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, February 1900
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund