Ancient Art

Head of a Goddess (possibly Hera)

probably 2nd century A.D.

Marble, fairly small crystal

57.9 x 31.75 x 31.75 cm (22 13/16 x 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.)
Gift of deLancey Kountze, B.A. 1899
1928.385.1a-c
Culture: 
Roman
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Purchased in Italy ca. 1870 by Mr. Kountze's father, joined to the body of Athena that is now YUAG acc. no. 1928.385.2

Bibliography: 

P. V. C. B, “The Yale Athena,” Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University (1929): 46, ill.

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