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Portrait of Arsinoë III

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The piece includes the neck and a part of the bust, which is broken on the right side. The bottom surface is a roughly worked plane with a steep slope downward toward the front. The back of the skull is lacking, the surface being flat, and roughly tooled. The tip of the nose and both ears have...

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By date unknown: said to have been found near Hadra (ancient Eleusis near Alexandria); by 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Alexandria.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 215 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 130; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 110 (additional published references).


Height: 35 cm (13 3/4 in.); length (of face): 15.3 cm (6 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble probably from the Greek island of Paros


The Ancient World