University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:MS1820
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Italy
Date Made: 400 BCE to 300 BCE
Early Date: -400
Late Date: -300
Iconography:Female Head
Height: 20 cm
Width: 20 cm
Depth: 17 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; Subscription of John Wanamaker, 1896


Female head; matches male type MS 1821. From a shell antefix, the shell broken off except for a small section on right. The back includes part of the beginning of a cover tile. Top broken away at level of bottom of missing diadem. Hair parted in middle, waved back from forehead, falling in locks beside cheek. On right is part of the frame of the head, rounded in section; and a little of the tendril decoration in relief of the shell. Bottom edge partly preserved. Red in background on shell.

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