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Section of a funerary pediment perhaps depicting a fallen Amazon

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Relief from the pediment of a small structure, probably funerary. Triangular, with finished sides. A fallen Amazon, dressed in Phrygian cap, tunic and trousers, lies in a rocky landscape, left arm over her head, left leg crossed over the right, left knee upraised. Her head rests on a rock at...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr. (from the art market in Paris); purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 26, 1985

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Greek, South Italian, Hellenistic Period, about 280 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 014.

Dimensions

Height (max.) x width x depth: 13 x 21.5 x 4.2 cm (5 1/8 x 8 7/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1985.343

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture