Goddess (?)

Greco-Roman
Greco-Roman Period


Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 186.

Dimensions

14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

84.36

Medium or Technique

Marble from northwestern Asia Minor or the northern Aegean islands

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

A goddess must have been represented, although a personification, a nymph, or a temple attendant could have been understood, depending on the function of the figure (if any). The drapery echoes the styles and the vertical dignity of the fifth century B.C. The figure could have been a tomb statuette or even a decorative support for a shelf in a niche or a marble table. The plinth is unusually thick.

What remains is somewhat battered, with light brown discoloration to the surfaces.

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey). 188?: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America