Bust of a woman

Greek, South Italian


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Calabria, Tarentum

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.586

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Bust of woman. Curly hair hanging in long strands to shoulder; modeling much worn; broken across breast.

Provenance

From excavations at Tarentum; purchased by Joseph B. Murdock in Tarentum in March 1896; loaned to MFA by J. B. Murdock, April 27,1898; March 1931: Inherited by his brother, Harold Murdock; gift to MFA from Harold Murdock in memory of his brother Rear-Admiral J. B. Murdock, September 3, 1931

Credit Line

Gift of Harold Murdock, in memory of his brother, Rear-Admiral J. B. Murdock