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Archaistic Artemis

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Head and neck were worked for insertion in a draped statue. The base of the neck is rounded and roughly tooled. The eyeballs, the end of the nose, part of the left ear (which was made separately and cemented on), and the end of the hair behind the head are missing. There are small breaks in the...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Sent from Rome where it was owned originally by a little man who had it from excavations of his own. It is unlikely that they are far afield.); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 50

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 215; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).


Height x length (of face): 35.5 x 16.9 cm (14 x 6 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble probably from the Greek island of Paros


The Ancient World