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Portrait of a Julio-Claudian girl

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The nose and bust from the lower middle of the neck are restored. The wavy hair was rounded off below the base of the neck, to meet the restored shoulders. The series of waves into which the hair was fashioned run to the back of the head. This head, from its frontality and lack of animation,...

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Provenance

By 1888: with Augusto Valenzi (said to have been found in Rome); purchased from Augusto Valenzi 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)

Credit Line

Benajmin Pierce Cheney Donation

Roman, Imperial Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 335; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 114 (additional published references).

Dimensions

49.2 x 15 cm (19 3/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

88.642

Medium or Technique

Marble, from Carrara, Italy

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture