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Triple Hekate

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The heads and the legs below the knees are missing; the surfaces are somewhat damaged and worn, but they have a clean, legible appearance. The three-bodied goddess emerges from a central pillar that once supported the heads from the back. This particular Hekataion seems to be a late...

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Provenance

From Athens, the mainland or one of the Greek islands.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Greek, Hellenistic (?) Period, in the manner of the 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 104; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 109 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

18.441

Medium or Technique

Marble, Island

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture