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Fragmentary head of Athena

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The face only is preserved, having been broken off vertically in front of the ears. The top is a smoothed surface, rising slightly in shallow curves from the sides to a central ridge. The forehead and nose are broken off. The working of the top surface of this split-off fragment suggests that...

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By 1900: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Taranto: from a temple there); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 480 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 026; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 107 (additional published references).


Height x width: 14.5 x 15.4 cm (5 11/16 x 6 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, fine-grained Greek


The Ancient World