A unique plaster head of a woman, possibly a goddess or a sphinx, one of the very few examples of monumental Mycenaean plastic art.
From the area of the Cult Centre on the acropolis at Mycenae.
13th century BC.
The facial features, with their severe expression, are accentuated by touches of bright red and black paint, while dotted rosettes brighten up the cheeks and chin. The hair falls in small curls along the forehead under a polos (cylindrical cap).