Statuette of a divinity similar to Ephesian Artemis

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
about A.D. 100–300


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 095; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

66.951

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The divinity wears polos and veil. Her usual costume is otherwise reduced to a series of triangles in relief and similar rectangles. Both the schematic breasts and the reliefs of the body cover only the front half of the figure. The back is smooth, following the statue’s contours. Green patina, with earth encrustations.

Asia Minor.

Provenance

By 1966: with George Zacos, Engelgasse 65, Basel, Switzerland (said to be from Asia Minor); purchased by MFA from George Zacos, December 14, 1966.

Credit Line

Arthur Mason Knapp Fund