Head of a Woman

Greek, South Italian
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
about 490–470 B.C.


Dimensions

22.2 cm (8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.224

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Female head. The hair is smooth except over the forehead, where it falls in waves from a central parting. Globular earrings. The back is flat with a large circular hole.

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