Goddess

Greek
Hellenistic Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 096.

Dimensions

Height: 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4501

Medium or Technique

Marble, crystalline Greek island

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The head and neck are in relatively good condition, with slight wear on the nose and chipping at the base of the neck. The neck may have been worked for insertion in a draped statue(?). The soft, indefinite style is “Alexandrian,” and the back of the head and neck look as if they had been partly finished for completion with a veil in plaster or in marble. The subject must have been a goddess. The ultimate inspiration is similar to that of the head from Chios in the fourth century B.C.

Provenance

By 1912: with E. P. Warren (said to be from Alexandria); gift of E. P. Warren to MFA, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren