This over-lifesized head, although sculpted in the round, was likely from a large-scale sculptural group, perhaps a pediment or a funerary monument. The treatment of the hair and neck along the proper left side, ever so slightly less refined then on the right, indicates that the head was positioned facing to her left, and that the sculptor either could not or needed not access that area. The idealizing features of the face and the treatment of the hair find their closest parallels on Attic funerary monuments of the 4th century B.C., when increasingly more elaborate groups were erected, including over-lifesized figures positioned within a naiskos. For the hair, see for example numbers 2.343 and 2.436 in Clairmont, Classical Attic Tombstones. If from an Attic funerary monument, then it must date before 317 B.C., when Demetrios of Phaleron prohibited the erection of sumptuous grave monuments.