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Goddess or votary from a relief

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The head would appear to have been facing somewhat toward the left, for the face is deeper at the left ear than the right. The subject could be a goddess or a female votary from a scene with larger divinities. The face has a somewhat sensuous (yet strongly classical), human, rather than divine,...

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Provenance

1918, gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thompson, Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 12, 1918); June 26, 2013, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Christie's, New York.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 086.

Dimensions

Height: 7.8 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.434

Medium or Technique

Marble, Greek, with crystals

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture