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Goddess (?)

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A goddess must have been represented, although a personification, a nymph, or a temple attendant could have been understood, depending on the function of the figure (if any). The drapery echoes the styles and the vertical dignity of the fifth century B.C. The figure could have been a tomb...

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From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey). 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greco-Roman, Greco-Roman Period,


Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 186.


14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Marble from northwestern Asia Minor or the northern Aegean islands


The Ancient World