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Head of Hera

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Most of the nose has been broken away, and all the other surfaces have suffered from damage or wear of some form. Scientific Analysis: Harvard Lab No. HI724: Isotope ratios - delta13C +2.73 / delta18O -6.95, Attribution - Pentelikon, Justification - Fine grained marble.

Provenance

Said to have been found at Alexandria

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Waldo Forbes

Roman, Imperial, Hadrianic to Antonine Period, about A.D. 130–160 (after a 4th century B.C. type)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 184; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.); length of face 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

07.487

Medium or Technique

Marble from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture