There is a thick mass of hair around the face. The extended right hand holds a patera, and the left holds the end of the cloak which goes around the neck, over both shoulders. Smooth light-green patina, with hard (calcium) earth deposit on much of the surface.
By 1887: with Luigi Boccanera (said to be from the sanctuary of Diana at Nemi); March 25, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Luigi Boccanera; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)
Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation
Roman, Late Republic Period,
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 156; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).
7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)
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