Front of Head of Woman

Made By: Capri

Made By: Roman

Period: Hellenistic
Culture: Greek
Date: 325-250 BC
Overall: 1 11/16 x 1 x 3/4 in. (4.3 x 2.6 x 1.9 cm)
Classification: ANCIENT
Credit Line: Gift of Edith Weston Andrews
Object number: 34.6.9
DescriptionTanagra type. Fragment of either grave offering or votive. Softly modeled, with centrally parted updo topping now noseless face over leftward-bent neck. May be from front half of bivalve mold.

Though piece was purportedly found on island of Capri, fragment's resemblance to Hellenistic terracotta head from Paestum shrine justifies broader attribution: region of Campania (southern Italy)
Inscribed: on verso in red: SG-R/ No.10 [0 is not too clear]
  • female figure
  • head
  • grave
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