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Head of a Goddess
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Head of a Goddess


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Description This head is a fragment of one of the finest existing replicas of Phidias' statue known as the "Hera Borghese." The preeminent sculptor of Athens in the High Classical period, Phidias was also the creator of the famous gold and ivory statue of "Athena Parthenos" and oversaw the elaborate sculptural decoration of the Parthenon, the temple of Athena built on the highest part of the Acropolis at Athens.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Technical Reportx-ray diffraction; other
6/24/1940Treatmentother
6/26/1961Treatmentcleaned
7/06/1970Treatmentcleaned
9/21/1998Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [no. 29]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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Period
1st century BC-AD 1st century (Classical-Roman)
Medium
marble
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
23.146
Measurements
14 x 9 1/2 x 11 15/16 in. (35.5 x 24.1 x 30.3 cm)
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