Italic, Etruscan
Etrusco-Roman Period


26.4 x 21.5 cm (10 3/8 x 8 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.264 H. 0.215 W.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Architectural elements

Female head; elaborate garland of ivy leaves and berries; long curl on each side of neck. White slip; Remains of red, yellow and black paint. Handle on back. A large part of the right side broken off and missing


June or July 1888, discovered on the banks of the Tiber, Rome, opposite the Isola Tiberna on the Trastevere side and acquired by Rodolfo Lanciani, Rome (said by Lanciani to have been found near the banks of the Tiber, on the Trastevere side, opposite the Island of Aesculapius [Isola di s. Bartolomeo]); purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, January, 1889, 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