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Portrait of a young priestess

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Much of the nose is missing. The ears, the braid, and the fillet have been damaged. There are considerable remains of a hard incrustation. The girl has a lifelike but rather sad expression. Her large eyes have heavy lids, and the eyebrows are rendered sculpturally. Her prominent jaws and thick...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Provenience, Greece. "Bought in Corinth and said to have been found there."); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, October 1896

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 100–140

Place of Manufacture

Corinth, Corinthia, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 353; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 115 (additional published references).


Height x length (of face): 22.5 x 14 cm (8 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens


The Ancient World