Statuette of a divinity similar to Ephesian Artemis
about A.D. 100–300
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 095; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 120 (additional published references).
Height: 7.3 cm (2 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
By 1966: with George Zacos, Engelgasse 65, Basel, Switzerland (said to be from Asia Minor); purchased by MFA from George Zacos, December 14, 1966.
Arthur Mason Knapp Fund