4th century B.C.
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 080.
height x width (max.) x depth: 13 x 1.15 x 5 cm (5 1/8 x 7/16 x 1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble, rough, crystalline, similar to that called Thasian
Not On View
The relief is broken on all edges; the back is rough. The surfaces are clean. The goddess is seen in frontal view, wearing her characteristic Thracian cap. Although primarily a Thracian goddess, Bendis received honors in Athens and the Piraeus in the fourth century B.C., when Athens needed allies in northern Greece.
From Athens, the Greek Mainland, or the Aegean islands (?).
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson