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Face of a Goddess with a Mural Crown

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Idealized face of woman; eyeballs incised; wavy tresses only on proper right side of forehead; remains of first two rows of crown above; hair and bottom of crown missing on proper left side; tip of nose broken off; back of head missing, neck broken off. Medium to coarse-grained white marble. Scientific...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with The Merrin Gallery, 724 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10019; December 23, 1993: gift of Edward H. Merrin and Samuel Merrin to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Edward H. Merrin and Samuel Merrin

Roman Provincial, Late Hadrianic Period, A.D. 135

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: H; 0.38 m. Max. W: about 0.285 m.

Accession Number

1993.956

Medium or Technique

Marble, possibly from the Greek island of Paros

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture