Greek or Roman
Late Hellenistic to Early Imperial Period
about 100 B.C.–A.D. 50
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 641; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 127 (additional published references).
Overall: 12.3 x 8 cm (4 13/16 x 3 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Bronze (copper alloys and lead)
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Bust of Artemis, head turned to right and hair piled high in two parts with suspension hole between. Eyes hollow. Over right shoulder, fawn skin; beneath, chiton; on back of right shoulder, a quiver. Corroded; green and black patina.
By date unknown: with Hugo Weissmann, 96 Charles Street, Boston (said to be from near Izmir [Smyrna]); purchased by MFA from Hugo Weissmann, January 8, 1958, for $ 150.00
William E. Nickerson Fund, No. 2