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Triple-bodied Hekate

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Hecate wears Doric chiton with long peplos-like overfold, a wreath-like belt, a polos with three stars, and crescent on top. Two of the figures, with long tresses, hold snakes; the third held two torches. Brown patina; two attributes above polos, two snakeheads, and the two torches are missing....

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Provenance

By date unknown: said to have been found on the island of Aegina; by 1820s/1830s?: Fauvel Collection?, Athens (drawn by O. von Stackelberg as pl. 72 of Die Graeber des Hellenen, published in 1837); by date unknown: Azeez Khayat Collection; by 1963: with Susette Khayat, 505 Fifth Avenue, New York; purchased by MFA from Susette Khayat, January 8, 1964

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 50–200

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 104; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 17.6 cm (6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

64.6

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture