Persephone or a Muse
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 350–300 B.C. (?)
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 054.
Height: 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Marble, crystalline, probably of inferior Attic type
Not On View
The statuette was about one third life-size. The hair, done up into a large knot on the crown, is summarily worked. The face is badly injured, or even possibly unfinished. The unfinished aspects stem from the grooves in the hair and around the base of the knot on the top.
Presumably from Athens, or at least Greece or the islands.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson