Portrait of a young priestess

Roman
Imperial Period
A.D. 100–140


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Corinthia, Corinth (probably)

Dimensions

Height: 24.8 cm (9 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1997.77

Medium or Technique

Marble, from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens

On View

Classical Roman Gallery (Gallery 213)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The girl wears her hair in a melon-coiffure with lobes collected in a small ring of hair at the back of her head. She is crowned with a convex fillet, whose ends hang at the back of her neck.

Scientific Analysis:

University of South Florida Lab No. 8430: Isotope ratios - delta13C +2.3 / delta18O -5.3,

Attribution - Mt. Pentelikon. Justification - C and O isotopes, fine grain, Greek type

Provenance

By date unknown: Anonymous Private Collection; Anonymous gift to MFA, May 21, 1997

Credit Line

Anonymous gift