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Bust of Artemis, head turned to right and hair piled high in two parts with suspension hole between. Eyes hollow. Over right shoulder, fawn skin; beneath, chiton; on back of right shoulder, a quiver. Corroded; green and black patina.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston (said to be from near Izmir [Smyrna]); purchased by MFA from Hugo Weissmann, January 8, 1958, for $ 150.00

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund, No. 2

Greek or Roman, Late Hellenistic to Early Imperial Period, about 100 B.C.–A.D. 50

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 641; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 12.3 cm (4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

58.16

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Weights & Measures