Head of Hera

Roman
Imperial, Hadrianic to Antonine Period
about A.D. 130–160 (after a 4th century B.C. type)


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 184; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.); length of face 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

07.487

Medium or Technique

Marble from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Most of the nose has been broken away, and all the other surfaces have suffered from damage or wear of some form.

Scientific Analysis:
Harvard Lab No. HI724: Isotope ratios - delta13C +2.73 / delta18O -6.95, Attribution - Pentelikon, Justification - Fine grained marble.

Provenance

Said to have been found at Alexandria

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Waldo Forbes