Goddess or woman
first half of the 4th century B.C.
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 049.
Height: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble, fine-grained Greek
Not On View
The hair is encircled by a fillet. Below this it is drawn to the sides so as to cover the tips of the ears, and it is done up in a roll behind. Wavy locks are lightly chiseled on the top of the head, at either side of the parting, which extends back to the crown. The forehead is prominent in the center; the inner angles of the eyes are deeply set, and the eyelids have been clearly delineated by carving. The lips are slightly parted.
The roll of hair at the back has been broken away, as have parts of the nose and chin. The surface is badly worn and in places incrusted.
Gift of Mrs. Samuel Cabot