Head of a female figurine

Greek, South Italian
Hellenistic Period
250–100 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Lazio, Nemi

Dimensions

Height: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.562

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Female head. Thick wavy hair, rolled away from face and tied in a knot low down on the neck.

Provenance

By 1887: with Luigi Boccanera (said to be from the sanctuary of Diana at Nemi); March 25, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Luigi Boccanera; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation