Head of Hera
Imperial, Hadrianic to Antonine Period
about A.D. 130–160 (after a 4th century B.C. type)
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 184; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).
Height: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.); length of face 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens
Not On View
Most of the nose has been broken away, and all the other surfaces have suffered from damage or wear of some form.
Harvard Lab No. HI724: Isotope ratios - delta13C +2.73 / delta18O -6.95, Attribution - Pentelikon, Justification - Fine grained marble.
Said to have been found at Alexandria
Gift of Edward Waldo Forbes