Fragment of a marble relief with the head of a girl
4th century B.C.
Overall: 7 x 6 x 3 3/4in. (17.8 x 15.2 x 9.5cm)
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
This small head probably comes from a votive relief with a number of figures gathered to worship a god. The girl's sweet expression and her hair in coils that resemble a melon are typical of art of the fourth century B.C.
von Bothmer, Dietrich and René d'Harnoncourt. 1950. Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities: An Exhibition from the Collection of Walter Cummings Baker, Esq. no. 58, p. 10, New York: Walter Cummings Baker.