Persephone or a Muse

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 350–300 B.C. (?)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 054.

Dimensions

Height: 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.429

Medium or Technique

Marble, crystalline, probably of inferior Attic type

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The statuette was about one third life-size. The hair, done up into a large knot on the crown, is summarily worked. The face is badly injured, or even possibly unfinished. The unfinished aspects stem from the grooves in the hair and around the base of the knot on the top.

Provenance

Presumably from Athens, or at least Greece or the islands.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson