University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS3519
Current Location: Out on loan
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Italy
Campania
Herculaneum
Manufacture Location: Naples
Maker: J. Chiurazzi and Fils
Locus: Villa dei Papiri
Date Made: 1903
Early Date: 1903
Late Date: 1903
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Technique:Cast
Iconography:Praying Girl
Height: 122cm
Width: 56cm
Depth: 39cm
Outside Diameter:45.72cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. Chiurazzi and Fils (Foundry); subscription of John Wanamaker, 1904
Other Number5603 - Naples Museum Number

Description

Praying girl. Standing, frontal pose, fully dressed in Doric peplos reaching down to the ground (only the toes are visible). Both forearms are extended forward at right angles to the body. The fingers of the right hand are extended, palm upward; those of the left hand are partly closed. Wavy hair falling to the level of the nape of the neck, bound above by a ribbon (?) tied in front. Eyes open, once inlaid. Original found at Herculaneum.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

J. Chiurazzi & Fils - Naples, Italy - Bronze Foundry - Reproductions of the Bronzes found at Pompeii and Herculaneum and at present in the National Museum of Naples (30 Apr 1904 - 01 Dec 1904)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Mattusch, Carol C. 2005. The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum: Life and Afterlife of a Sculpture Collection. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 209-215View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Chiurazzi, Salavatore. 1929. Chiurazzi. Riproduzioni di Opere Classiche in Bronzo e Marmo. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 80View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] S. Chiurazzi & Fils. 1904. S. Chiurazzi & Fils Naples Italy Bronze Foundry. Reproductions of the Bronzes Found at Pompei and Herculaneaum and at Present in the National Museum in Naples. The Collection of Bronzes Made Upon the Order of John Wanamaker of Philadelphia for the. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 34View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] J. Chiurazzi and Fils. 1901. J. Chiurazzi & Fils. Fournisseurs de Cours et Musees. Etablissements. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 28View Objects cited in this Publication

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