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Seated or half-reclining female, probably Aphrodite

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There is a dowel hole in the neck. The remaining surfaces are slightly damaged and have considerable incrustation, but they present an excellent appearance. She wears an Ionic chiton of thin, clinging material, slipped down from her right shoulder. Scientific Analysis: Harvard Lab No....

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Provenance

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, Early Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D. 70

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 151; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.8203

Medium or Technique

Marble from Carrara in northwest Italy

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture