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Statue

Object Number:
MS3452
Current Location:
Rome Gallery
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Italy
Latium
Lake Nemi
Period:
Roman Period
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Marble (Stone)
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Faun
Wineskin
Description:
White marble. Naked. Complete, mended from many fragments. Weight on right leg. Left leg forward leaning against tree trunk. Right arm behind back, wrist touching right buttock, grape in hand. Holds skin of wine under left arm, neck in left hand. Thick circular plinth. Ears are normal human form. Wreath in hair. Head inclined to left. Amanda Claridge (March 12, 1979) : Very little of this is ancient--basically just parts of the torso and some of the wine skin. The rest is modern restoration. Note the different kinds of marble; the whitish marble with dark streaks (legs and elsewhere) is Carrara.
Height:
123.7cm

Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Classical World: Rome ( Jun 1958 - 1975)
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Roman Sculpture Gallery (1975 - 2000)
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Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Romano, Irene B. 2006. Classical Sculpture; Catalogue of the Cypriot, Greek and Roman Stone Sculpture in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 124, no. 65
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[Journal] Bilde, Pia G. "Those Nemi Sculptures...": Marbles from a Roman Sanctuary in the University of Pennsylvania Museum Vol.: 40(3). : Page/Fig./Plate: 43
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[Book] Moltesen, Mette. 1997. Dianas Hellige Lund: Fund fra en Helligdom i Nemi: In the Sacred Grove of Diana: Finds from a sanctuary at Nemi. 5-235. : Page/Fig./Plate: 207-8, fig. 79
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[Book] Muntz. 1969. "Die Dionycsnteuhagen". vol. II. p. 228-9.
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[Article] Edwards, G. R. 1958. "Italy and Rome". The University Museum Bulletin. 22 (2): 5-11. : Page/Fig./Plate: 5, fig. 1
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[Catalogue] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: 172-73, no. 26
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[Article] Bates, William. 1911. "Archaeological Discussions". AJA. 15 (2): 219-266. : Page/Fig./Plate: 231
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[Article] Bates, William N. 1910. "Sculptures From Lake Nemi". The Museum Journal. 1 (2): 30-33. : Page/Fig./Plate: 30, ill. p.32
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[Article] Furtwangler, Adolf. 1904. Neue Denkmäler antiker Kunst: Antiken in den Museen von Amerika III (SB. Munch 1905). : Page/Fig./Plate: 261, no. 32
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