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Juno on the Move

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Published on Apr 10, 2012

Juno's Journey to the MFA. Conservation of the Largest Roman
Statue in the US.

The MFA recently acquired the largest classical sculpture in the United
States: a colossal marble statue of the goddess Juno, 13 feet tall and
weighing 13,000 pounds. First inventoried in Rome in the 17th century, it
was acquired by a wealthy Bostonian in the late 19th century who shipped it
home to a garden on a Brookline estate. There Juno stayed until late 2011
when the MFA took possession of her. The rediscovery and rescue of an
ancient sculpture of this scale is momentous. At the Museum, Juno is
undergoing conservation in view of the public in the George D. and Margo
Behrakis Gallery 207; she will eventually reign over our future gallery
dedicated to the Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes of Ancient Greece and Rome.

Link: http://www.mfa.org/juno

Music: Sound Express/Guitarreando/Getty Images. Pump Audio/Premiere
Classics/Getty Images.

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