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The female torso wears a thin chiton bound under her breasts by a cord tied in a large bowknot. The garment is drawn tight over her breasts, abdomen and hips, and hangs in rippling folds elsewhere. A himation or cloak is visible along the bottom of the torso on the figure's left side. The right...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Rome or its neighbourhood.); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 2nd–1st century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 091; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 109 (additional published references).


Overall: 78 x 47.3 x 21.6 cm (30 11/16 x 18 5/8 x 8 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from the Greek island of Paros


The Ancient World