Head of Sleeping Girl

Made By: Roman

Period: Hellenistic
Culture: Greek
Date: 250-100 BC
Overall: 1 7/16 x 1 1/16 x 1 3/16 in. (3.6 x 2.7 x 3 cm)
Base: 1 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (2.5 x 3.1 x 3.1 cm)
Classification: ANCIENT
Credit Line: Gift of Miss Anna M. Stetson
Object number: 19.1.5
DescriptionFragment of either grave offering or votive. Sharply modeled, with loose updo. Solid and from bivalve mold.

Though piece was purportedly found on island of Capri, other batch members' similarity to Hellenistic finds from Paestum shrine and fragment's own slight resemblance to terracotta head from sight justify broader attribution (Campania, southern Italy). Interest in states of consciousness is characteristic of developed Hellenistic art.
Inscribed: on bottom on label: Stetson; on side of base in ink: [illegible]/ No [illegible]
  • girl
  • head
  • people
  • grave
Not on view
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