Seated or half-reclining female, probably Aphrodite
Early Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D. 70
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 151; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).
Height: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble from Carrara in northwest Italy
Not On View
There is a dowel hole in the neck. The remaining surfaces are slightly damaged and have considerable incrustation, but they present an excellent appearance. She wears an Ionic chiton of thin, clinging material, slipped down from her right shoulder.
Harvard Lab No. HI1526: Isotope ratios - delta13C +1.66 / delta18O -2.00, Attribution - Carrara, Justification - Very fine grained marble.
By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund