Head of a dancing girl

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd or early 2nd century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 086.

Dimensions

Height: 9.8 cm (3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

10.168

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The head is bent upward and to the left, with himation wound around so as to leave only the face exposed. The work is very delicate. Light green patina; somewhat corroded. The pupils are drilled and were once presumably inlaid.

Provenance

By 1910: with E. P. Warren (bought from a Greek dealer); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, June 2, 1910, for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution