Herm shaft with female head
Late Hellenistic to Early Imperial Period
Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 218.
66.5 cm (26 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble probably from the Greek island of Paros
Not On View
The condition is excellent, with few dents, weathered areas, and minor surface discolorations. The head with long curls and neck is carved directly from the rectangular shaft of the herm.
Isotope ratios - delta13C +1.899 / delta18O -1.033, Attribution - Paros-2, Justification (Petrographic Analysis) - maximum grain size (2.7 mm), accessory minerals (quartz).
From Naukraris. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).
Transferred to Classical by the Egyptian dept. 1
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription