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Upper part of a marble statue of a woman

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble, Pentelic
Dimensions:
H. 51 3/4 in. (131.5 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1942
Accession Number:
42.11.43
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 153
Copy of a Greek statue of ca. 460–450 B.C.

This is probably a representation of Athena, for the abnormally high crown of the head may once have supported a bronze helmet. The face was broken off in antiquity and reattached.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1943. "A Greek Goddess." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 1(6): pp. 206-12.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 136, 278, pl. 118a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 29, pp. 24-25, pl. 28, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 125, pp. 115, 430, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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