Figurine of Diana

Late Republic Period

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 159; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).


9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



She wears a chiton girt with a broad band and boots. Her hair is arranged in a luxuriant topknot above the forehead and is brought around back to fall down on the spine in a knot or a small bun. The long torch-like object in the right hand has been broken off. The left hand holds a fragment of a bow. Clean light green bronze, with hard earth deposit on top.


By 1887: with Luigi Boccanera (said to be from the sanctuary of Diana at Nemi); March 25, 1888: purchased by R. Lanciani from Luigi Boccanera; purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, 1888, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation