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Head of a maenad and Satyr's hand

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The head has been broken from a small statue; the neck is preserved at the back and the right side. The nose has been restored in plaster. A lock of the hair and two of the fingers have been slightly injured. On the right side of the knot of hair is a small flat surface with a cylindrical dowel...

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Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24,1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Roman, Imperial Period, late 1st–2nd century A.D., based on Hellenistic Greek work of 2nd century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 194.

Dimensions

Height x length (of face): 14.2 x 9.4 cm (5 9/16 x 3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.758

Medium or Technique

Marble from Carrara in northwest Italy

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture