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Head of Athena; Roman copy based on a Greek original

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This is the head and neck (broken off) of a once-very-good replica of the Athena known as the Athena or the Minerva Giustiani, from the famous copy long in the Braccio Nuovo of the Musei Vaticani. The end of the helmet's visor, the nose, the lips, and the chin are restored. The surfaces are...

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Provenance

By 1971: with Jerome M. Eisenberg, 44 East 82nd Street, New York, N.Y. 10028 (purchased by him from a Persian dealer in New York); purchased from Jerome M. Eisenberg by Fred M. Richman; gift of Fred M. Richman to MFA, December 1971

Credit Line

Gift of Fred M. Richman

Greco-Roman, Imperial Period, Flavian to Antonine,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 150; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 38 cm (14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.782

Medium or Technique

Marble, very crystalline

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture