Female head with a diadem

Greek, South Italian


Place of Manufacture: Italy, Calabria, Tarentum

Dimensions

11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.566

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Female head. Wavy hair; wears a diadem decorated in the center with a palmette rising from a rosette; broken on left side; traces of white priming and pink paint.

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