Female Head

Greek, South Italian
High Classical Period
Early 5th century B.C.


Dimensions

9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.215

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

A female head. The hair over the forehead is a heavy mass composed of three rows of spirals. Archaic smile. Large globular earring on right side. The back of the head broken off.

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