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Fragment of a Muse sarcophagus

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The fragment is broken or cut away on all outer edges. What remains is fresh enough, with a yellow patina. There remain a section of drapery, a right forearm and hand, the latter placed on a mask of Herakles that appears to have been balanced on a little pedestal. The figure is...

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

Credit Line

Gift of Charles C. Perkins

Roman, about mid-3rd century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 253; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 113 (additional published references).


22.5 x 15.5 cm (8 7/8 x 6 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens


The Ancient World


Tomb equipment, Coffins, Sarcophagi