Fresco with head of a goddess

Roman
Imperial Period
about 1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Length (as restored) x width: 36.5 x 27.5 cm (14 3/8 x 10 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8253

Medium or Technique

Fresco

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Paintings

Probably Juno or Ceres. Eyes brown, face dark, hair brown; diadem yellow, veil light blue. Earrings consist of pendants, white and yellow; at left a large leaf or fan, dark red. Two large cracks, and some smaller ones, now filled with plaster.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bourguignon: from Pompeii); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund