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Portrait of a woman

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Fragment of statue of a woman, standing. Missing: head, left foot and ankle, and lower part of right leg and part of drapery near the left leg. Woman wears himation wrapped tightly over her chiton and has braids that fall down to her shoulders and wears a ring. Possibly Neronian.


By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, Julio-Claudian, about A.D. 54–68

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 337; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 114 (additional published references).


Overall: 123 cm, 319.3 kg (48 7/16 in., 703.9 lb.) Block (Steel channel frame (A) steel palette base ): 5.7 x 67.3 x 55.9 cm (2 1/4 x 26 1/2 x 22 in.) Block (Back support wall palette with side arms): 127 x 81.3 x 6 cm (50 x 32 x 2 3/8 in.)

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The Ancient World