Juno Roman, Second Century CE. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

At 13 feet/4 meters tall and 13,000 pounds/5900 kg, Juno is the largest Classical marble statue in North America.

The earliest record of this statue is 1633, when it was part of the collection of Pope Gregory XV. It was purchased by Carles and Mary Sprague of Boston in 1897. It remained outside in their garden for 107 years, until the Museum of FIne Arts purchased it in 2004. Conservation included removing and reattaching the statue’s head. It has been on display at the MFA since 2012.


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