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Chalcedony head of Venus

Roman
Imperial, Antonine Period
2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.770

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Out on Loan

Out On Loan

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Has a crescent-shaped diadem; the head is broken off at the neck. Nose slightly damaged.

Provenance

By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 234 (said to have been found in Rome); by 1898: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund