Female Head With Whispering Eros

Greek, South Italian
Late Classical Period
410–380 B.C.


Dimensions

9.5 x 10 cm (3 3/4 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.216

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Female head wearing stephane. Attached to the right side of the head, head and part of wing of eros, who is whispering in her ear. Flat at the back.

Provenance

By 1912: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: From Mesma.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912