Head of a goddess or woman

Greek
Hellenistic Period ?


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 094.

Dimensions

3.6 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

86.177

Medium or Technique

Marble

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The head is broken off at the neck and is somewhat worn, not so as to affect the general appearance and the details. The hair is parted over the forehead and is drawn back in a tight roll on either side. This head could have come from a small staue of a goddess such as Kore or a muse, or from an ideal (funerary?) commemoration.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription