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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1978.495.202
Title
Head of a Woman
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
2nd-3rd century CE
Period
Roman Imperial period, Middle
Culture
Roman
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/77786
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Terracotta
Dimensions
7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)
Provenance
Said to come from Paestum.
Gift of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA, to the Peabody Museum, 1895.
Transfer from the Peabody Museum, Jan. 10, 1978.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Transfer from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University
Accession Year
1978
Object Number
1978.495.202
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
The head is of reddish terracotta. Her hair is pulled back into a bun on the back of her head. Part of this bun has been broken. Her head is tilted slightly to the right. The details of her eyes, nose, mouth, and ears are not clear; it looks as if the nose has been broken, and the mouth is hard to make out at all. The piece is broken off near the base of the neck.

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