Female head with a polos

Greek, South Italian


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Calabria, Tarentum

Dimensions

Height: 9.9 cm (3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.580

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Female head with polos. Wavy hair, parted in middle; polos above; decorated with flowers. One loose fragment.
B. Kingsley: a reclining, banqueting youth (see NSC 12, 1936, Tarento; AA 1968: Neutsch)

Provenance

From excavations at Tarentum; purchased by Joseph B. Murdock in Tarentum in March 1896; loaned to MFA by J. B. Murdock, April 27,1898; March 1931: Inherited by his brother, Harold Murdock; gift to MFA from 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