Deaccessioned June 27, 2013

Goddess (?) from a high relief

Late Classical Period
4th century B.C. (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 085.


Height: 7.7 cm (3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Marble, Pentelic


The Ancient World



The hair is parted over the forehead and is arranged in waves on either side, in the manner of goddesses of the fifth century B.C. The face has been much damaged. There are holes in the ears for earrings. The head has been broken roughly all around the top of the crown, almost looking as if it had been topped with a polos. The back above the neck is finished roughly.
From Greece, Athens or elsewhere.


1918, gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thompson, Boston, to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 12, 1918); June 26, 2013, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Christie's, New York.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson