Deaccessioned June 27, 2013
Head of Venus
Legacy dimension: 0.309 H. 0.10 L. of face
Medium or Technique
Modern interpretation of Hellenistic or Roman Aphrodite–Hair elaborately dressed; chin, tip of nose and other places chipped off.
By 1888: with Alessandro Fausti (said to have been found in Campania); purchased from Alessandro Fausti by R. Lanciani; 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); June 26, 2013, deaccessioned by the MFA for sale through Christie's, New York.
Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation