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Pantheistic divinity on couch

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Wearing Phrygian cap, chiton, and ample himation, the female reclines on a bed with turned legs and a heavy pillow and nurses a child. She is surrounded by a frog, a double flute(?), a castanet (?), a thunderbolt, a caduceus, a cantharus, a fish, seven small cups, a snake, a lizard, a turtle,...

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Provenance

By date unknown: from Alexandria (?); by 1964: with John J. Klejman, 982 Madison Avenue, New York 21; purchased by MFA from John J. Klejman, February 10, 1965

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 150–250

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 118; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 10.2 x 8.2 x 13.7 cm (4 x 3 1/4 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.100

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture