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Title:Fulcrum Attachment with Head of a Maenad
Date Made:1st century BCE
Materials:bronze with inlaid silver
Measurements:diameter: 2 1/8 in.; 5.3975 cm
Narrative Inscription:  unmarked
Accession Number:  SC 1961.2
Credit Line:Gift of Dorothy Shorr in memory of Karl Lehmann
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

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high relief head of a woman with long curly hair looking off slightly toward proper left; mythology; woman

Label Text:
With hair unbound, this image of a maenad, a female follower of the wine god Dionysos, may once have decorated a dining couch. Her eyes and vine leaves in her hair are inlaid with silver.

women; mythology; archaeology

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