Statuette of an aegis-wearing goddess

Roman Provincial
Late Imperial Period
2nd or early 3rd century A.D.


21 cm (8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver with gold and semi-precious stones

Not On View


The Ancient World



The flowing drapery recalls the Hellenistic Baroque style of Pergamum or Rhodes. Female divinity (perhaps Juno Sospita) stands on a conical angulated base (rim and base with architectural moldings). Her cloak is pulled up over her head to form a veil, secured by a diadem with a semi-precious red stone and gold inlay. Gold decorates the bodice of her chiton. One foot is missing.

Asia Minor.


By 1966: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., September 21, 1966

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour