Artemis Bendis

Greek
Classical Period
4th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 080.

Dimensions

height x width (max.) x depth: 13 x 1.15 x 5 cm (5 1/8 x 7/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.437

Medium or Technique

Marble, rough, crystalline, similar to that called Thasian

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The relief is broken on all edges; the back is rough. The surfaces are clean. The goddess is seen in frontal view, wearing her characteristic Thracian cap. Although primarily a Thracian goddess, Bendis received honors in Athens and the Piraeus in the fourth century B.C., when Athens needed allies in northern Greece.
From Athens, the Greek Mainland, or the Aegean islands (?).

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson