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Woman from a statue or stele

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What remains is somewhat battered and worn. The face seems to be much more ideal than a portrait, and the date ought to be in the late Hellenistic period. It is more likely that this head came from a funerary statue or a large stele set up somewhere in the Greek world.


1918, gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thompson, Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 12, 1918); June 26, 2013, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Christie's, New York.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 220.


Height: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Marble, Greek mainland


The Ancient World