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Head of Venus

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Modern interpretation of Hellenistic or Roman Aphrodite--Hair elaborately dressed; chin, tip of nose and other places chipped off.

Provenance

By 1888: with Alessandro Fausti (said to have been found in Campania); purchased from Alessandro Fausti by R. Lanciani; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31); June 26, 2013, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Christie's, New York.

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation

modern, modern

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.309 H. 0.10 L. of face

Accession Number

88.640

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture