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Portrait of a girl

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This under life-sized portrait, which was made to be fitted into a complete statue, presents a little girl with full cheeks and a small mouth drawn in at the corners. A double row of curls runs above the girl's forehead, a new fashion of the time of Tiberius (emperor A.D. 14-37). A braid also...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: found at Prima Porta); [see also Sculpture in Stone entry 336: From the art market in Rome (where it was seen and photographed). Found in the area of Prima Porta, near the Via Flaminia, between Livia's Villa and Veii]; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, October 1896

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Roman, Early Imperial Period, A.D. 15–40

Place of Manufacture

Rome, Lazio, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 336; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 114 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

96.697

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture