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Artemis or similar mythological female

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The fragment is broken on all edges. The surfaces are in fairly good condition. The backing has a finished surface and is roughly 0.03m. thick, seemingly not very heavy for a sarcophagus. The workmanship is excellent, especially the treatment of the clinging, wrinkled, and wind-blown garment....

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Provenance

By date unknown: Charles C. Perkins Collection; gift of Charles C. Perkins to MFA, 1876

Credit Line

Gift of Charles C. Perkins

Roman, Roman Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 262.

Dimensions

34 cm (13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

76.733

Medium or Technique

Marble from Carrara in northwest Italy

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture