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Discussions Discussion History of Ancient Rome
Jessica Darby, March 23, 2012

Juno arrives at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts:

The largest classical statue in the U.S., it has been dated to the Roman Imperial Period (27 BC to 565 AD) and probably stood before a civic building or temple in ancient Rome.

She will eventually reign over the future gallery dedicated to the Gods, Goddesses, and Heroes of Ancient Greece and Rome, after a delicate shipping process documented in this video.


Jessica Darby
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  • Tom Gary Tom Gary March 23, 2012
    Looking forward to seeing her on my next visit to the MFA. Here's some interesting background.

    Juno is an ancient Roman goddess, the protector and special counselor of the state. She is a daughter of Saturn and sister (but also the wife) of the chief god Jupiter and the mother of Mars and Vulcan. Juno also looked after the women of Rome. As the patron goddess of Rome and the Roman Empire she was called Regina (“queen”) and, together with Jupiter and Minerva, was worshipped as a triad on the Capitol (Juno Capitolina) in Rome.

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