Fragment of a Head

Greek, South Italian
Hellenistic Period ?
323–31 B.C.

Findspot: Italy, Lazio, Nemi ?

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



Female head with melon coiffure. Light brown clay, unglazed. Removed from Victory (88.557 group) to which it does not belong, Feb. 17, 1898. [The previous record for this head gave Naukratis as its provenance but that seems impossible since it was said to belong to a group from Nemi.] (A handwritten note on the 88.557* card for the head said that it was from Naukratis and was signed E.R.)


Purchased through R. Lanciani, 1888 (as part of a group from Nemi), 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 Fund