Statuette of an aegis-wearing goddess

Roman Provincial
Late Imperial Period
2nd or early 3rd century A.D.


Dimensions

21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

66.425

Medium or Technique

Silver with gold and semi-precious stones

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The flowing drapery recalls the Hellenistic Baroque style of Pergamum or Rhodes. Female divinity (perhaps Juno Sospita) stands on a conical angulated base (rim and base with architectural moldings). Her cloak is pulled up over her head to form a veil, secured by a diadem with a semi-precious red stone and gold inlay. Gold decorates the bodice of her chiton. One foot is missing.

Asia Minor.

Provenance

By 1966: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 21, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour