Athena

Roman
Imperial Period
about 2nd–3rd century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 174.

Dimensions

Height x length (of face): 15.3 x 6.4 cm (6 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

00.310

Medium or Technique

Marble, fully-grained, fully crystalline white

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The tip of the nose, the end of the chin, and both ends of the crest of the helmet are missing. The surfaces of the garland, of the hair, and, to a lesser extent, of the face are worn. A magenta-colored pigment remains in both the garland and the hair. She wears a helmet with a high crest and a garland bound around it. Small curls escape from under the helmet around the forehead, and the hair falls in long locks at the sides.

Provenance

By 1900: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Athens); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund