Seated or half-reclining female, probably Aphrodite

Roman
Early Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D. 70


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 151; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.8203

Medium or Technique

Marble from Carrara in northwest Italy

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Scientific Analysis:
Harvard Lab No. HI1526: Isotope ratios - delta13C +1.66 / delta18O -2.00, Attribution - Carrara, Justification - Very fine grained marble.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund