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Goddess, perhaps Athena

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The head and neck were made separately for insertion in a statue. Above and on both sides of the face, the marble terminates in four planes with fairly smooth surfaces. The back of the head was omitted, and the surface at the back has been left rough. The lower lip and the hair above the left...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Rhodes); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 048; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 108 (additional published references).


Height x length (of face): 45.9 x 21.5 cm (18 1/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens


The Ancient World