Female Head Wearing a Diadem

Cypriote
Cypro-Classical Period
4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.); weight: 2 kgr (4.5 lbs.)

Accession Number

72.203

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

This female head has curly hair and wears a diadem, earrings and a necklace. The head is hollow and has a hole in the back.

The fabric and style indicate that the head probably comes from Marion or Paphos.

Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription