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Triple Hekate

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The ensemble comes from a statue of the triple-bodied Hekate, a central-Greek divinity with Underworld connotations, a being sometimes thought of as a manifestation of Artemis as goddess of the night and the crossroads. The work is Archaistic in that it represents an attempt by a sculptor...

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Provenance

By date unknown:Edward Perry Warren collection; around 1928: presented by Edward Perry Warren to William J. Young of the MFA Research Laboratory; gift of William J. Young to MFA, November 12, 1959

Credit Line

Gift of William J. Young

Roman, Late Republican or Early Imperial Period, about 50 B.C.–A.D. 50

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 192; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

59.846

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture