Veiled female heads of similar style are known, beginning in the 4th century B.C. and continuing into the 2nd century B.C. As with the present example, they are often separately-made from fine marble for insertion into bodies of lesser material. Many can be identified as depicting a goddess, such as Hera or Demeter (see for example the Demeter of Knidos in the British Museum, pl. 79 in Ridgway, Fourth-Century Styles in Greek Sculpture). Heads of similar style have been found east and west. Compare the late 4th century B.C. head, thought to be from Rhodes, now in the St. Louis Museum of Art, no. 90 in Vermeule, Greek and Roman Sculpture in America, and the 2nd century B.C. head from Taranto, no. 285 in Carratelli, The Western Greeks.