Head of a Woman

Artist: Roman

Period: Hellenistic
Culture: Greek
Date: 250-200 BC
Overall: 1 7/8 x 1 1/16 x 1 1/2 in. (4.7 x 2.7 x 3.8 cm)
Base: 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. (2.3 x 2.9 cm)
Classification: ANCIENT
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edwin Howland Blashfield
Object number: SGR.2
DescriptionGrave offering or votive is Tanagra type with melon coiffure from region of Campania (southern Italy). Solid and from bivalve mold.

Though piece was purportedly found on island of Capri, other batch members' similarity to Hellenistic finds from Paestrum shrine and fragment's own slight resemblance to terracotta head from site justify broader attribution.
Inscribed: on base in ink: e [1?]
  • head
  • grave
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