Late Hellenistic or Imperial Period
1st century B.C. to A.D.
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 178A; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).
Height: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble, Greek island
Not On View
The tresses, head, and upper part of the neck were evidently made separately and attached (the former into grooves on the shoulders, the latter with a pin). Arms and legs were probably pinned on with iron dowels. One such small dowel remains in the start of the support against the lower left thigh, above the knee. This support probably took the form of an urn with the goddess’ robe thrown across it. There are irregular breaks at all extremities. The surfaces have been carefully cleaned..
By late 1920s: Aimée Lamb Collection (acquired from a private collection [E. P. Warren?]); 1962: loaned to MFA by Aimée Lamb (76.62); gift of Aimée Lamb to MFA, October 8, 1975
Gift of Miss Aimée Lamb