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Relief with theater scene

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The fragment is broken on all visible edges, and the surfaces are somewhat worn. The back is completely finished and smoothed. There is the upper part of a woman, who raises her right hand to her face in the classic gesture of surprise and query; at the left, there is perhaps part of the...

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Probably from Greece or the Greek islands; or from the region of Naples.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Greek, Hellenistic to Early Imperial Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 117.


Height x depth: 12 x 1.7 cm (4 3/4 x 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, crystalline, from the Greek islands or western Asia Minor


The Ancient World