Statuette of an aegis-wearing goddess
Late Imperial Period
2nd or early 3rd century A.D.
21 cm (8 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silver with gold and semi-precious stones
Not On View
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.
By 1966: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 21, 1966
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour