Date: 425–400 B.C.
Dimensions: H.: 6 7/8 x 5 x 5 3/4 in. (17.5 x 12.7 x 14.6 cm)
Classification: Stone Sculpture
Credit Line: Ex coll.: George L. Hern Jr., Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Henry Told Jr., on the occasion of the reinstallation of the Greek and Roman galleries, 2007
Accession Number: 2007.328
The presence of both a diadem and a himation (cloak) drawn over the hair suggests that this small exquisitely carved head represents a female divinity such as Hera or Demeter. It may have belonged to a figure that was part of a high relief or the pediment of a small building. The strong curve of the neck probably indicates that the goddess was shown as though moving to her left.