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Roman woman as an enthroned goddess

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The statue was either made separately from the seat (not preserved) or cut from it later. Numerous indications point to a second use. Probably it was a Roman portrait in both instances. Front and back of the upper part of the body have been sawn in two and refastened; the left shoulder has been...

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Provenance

By 1903: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Found at Vasciano, near Todi, in Umbria, 1900, among the ruins of a medicinal bath dating from II or III century A.D. but built on the site of an older structure.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Roman, Early Imperial Period, 31 B.C.–A.D. 69, inspired by a Greek statue of late 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 148; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x depth x width: 117.5 x 96 x 80 cm (46 1/4 x 37 13/16 x 31 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

03.749

Medium or Technique

Marble probably from the Greek island of Paros

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture