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Figurine of Diana

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She wears a chiton girt with a broad band and boots. Her hair is arranged in a luxuriant topknot above the forehead and is brought around back to fall down on the spine in a knot or a small bun. The long torch-like object in the right hand has been broken off. The left hand holds a fragment of a...

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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)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman, Late Republic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 159; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).


9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World