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The largest classical statue in the United States has made its way to the Museum of Fine Arts. The goddess “Juno’’ is headless at the moment and still in a box, but she was lowered into the MFA on Tuesday and will soon be on display for all of us to see. Juno was first inventoried in Rome in the 1600s, although she’s probably much older than that. She traveled from there to Boston in the late 1890s when Charles Franklin Sprague and his wife, Mary Pratt Sprague, bought her and moved her to their property in Brookline, now known as the Brandegee Estate. (Worth mentioning is that Mary Pratt Sprague was the granddaughter of William Fletcher Weld, who is a relative of former governor William Weld.) Last year the 13,000-pound statue was acquired for the MFA by an anonymous donor. She spent Monday night at the MFA’s loading dock and will come out of her box - which was created just for her - later this week. She’ll eventually get her head back on straight and should be on view by April 9 or earlier.

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