Excavation inv. no. 73-444
Publ.refs.: D. White, "Excavations in the Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cyrene 1973. Third Preliminary Report," American Journal of Archaeology 79 (1975) p. 46 n. 45, pl. 11, fig. 38.
MPH: 0.084 H(chin to crown): 0.060 MPW: 0.056 MPTh: 0.063
Large grained white marble.
Head, broken off at base of neck; Chipped or broken: end of nose, hair, edges of veil; surface of face very finely finished with abrasives; surface of veil shows rasp marks.
Veiled and diademed head of a female statuette. The hair is parted in the middle and brushed back from the temples in puffy rolls that frame the face and partly cover the ears. A low diadem of even width is set on the crown of the head just behind the front roll of hair. A veil covers the back of the head; its edges are thick and raised above the surface of the hair.