Goddess or woman
Late Classical Period
about 400–375 B.C.
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 035; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 107 (additional published references).
Height x length (of face): 12 x 8.2 cm (4 3/4 x 3 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The hair, parted above the middle of the forehead, is worn short and forms a thick mass, especially where it frames the face. The surface is only roughly worked.
Part of the back of the head has been broken away, and several irregular holes have been drilled in the crown. The nose and chin have been injured, and parts of the right side are covered with incrustation. This head appears to be from a statuette, evidently in a quiet standing pose.
By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund