Goddess or woman

Greek
Late Classical Period
about 400–375 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 035; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 107 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x length (of face): 12 x 8.2 cm (4 3/4 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.8201

Medium or Technique

Marble, Pentelic

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The hair, parted above the middle of the forehead, is worn short and forms a thick mass, especially where it frames the face. The surface is only roughly worked.
Part of the back of the head has been broken away, and several irregular holes have been drilled in the crown. The nose and chin have been injured, and parts of the right side are covered with incrustation. This head appears to be from a statuette, evidently in a quiet standing pose.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund