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Woman in the archaic style

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Head and neck, and the right forearm, were carved separately. These and the other missing parts (left shoulder with a portion of the back, the whole of the left arm, the feet with parts of the legs, a piece of the end of the himation, and the folds of the chiton hanging from the left hand) were...

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Formerly in private possession at Beaune in the south of France. Said to have been acquired by an ancestor of the former owner in 1858 at Naples, where it belonged to the private collection of the king or a member of the royal family. Purchased from Bacri, Paris, for $ 13,063.36

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Roman, Republican, probably first half of the 1st century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 214; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).


Height: 115 cm (45 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble from Carrara in northwest Italy


The Ancient World