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The head is from a draped statue about one-third larger than life, and therefore may have been a cult image in a temple. The left shoulder was raised, and the head is inclined slightly to its left and turned in the same direction, so that it must have appeared almost in three-quarter view to a...

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Rumored to have been found near the Eleusinion between the Athenian Agora and the Acropolis; by 1915: with C. Codekas, 3 North Main Street, Pittston, Pa. (said by him to have been found in Athens but later said by him to have been found in Piraeus); purchased by MFA, May 6, 1915, for $ 1,000.00

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912 and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Classical Period, 4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 047; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 108 (additional published references).


Height: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble probably from the Greek island of Paros


The Ancient World