Head of Artemis Bendis

Greek, South Italian
1st half 4th century B.C. ?


Dimensions

10.4 cm (4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7944

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Head of Artemis Bendis. On top of the head a lion’s mask. The lappet from the right side of the head is missing.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought at Taranto. I believe it came from a sanctuary . . .about a mile & a half or two miles along the road eastwards from the modern canal.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution