Head of a negress by Greek

Head of a negress in the form of a miniature perfume-jug (handle missing), the neck of which is shaped into a decorative headdress.

Details

Category:
Portrait
Medium:
Bronze, silver
Art Fund grant:
£500 ( Total: £500)
Acquired in:
1955
Vendor:
Margaret Burg.

The eyeballs are of silver; the irises and pupils, which are missing, were probably of semi-precious stones.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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