This head probably comes from a small statue of a goddess or a female personification. Although the workmanship appears to be Roman, the style of the face and arrangement of the hair derive from late Classical and early Hellenistic models.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 121, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 175, p. 93, pls. 122g-i, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.