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Object Number: MS3523
Current Location: Trescher Entrance
Currently On Display
Culture:Greek
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:Dancer
Height: 150cm
Width: 45cm
Depth: 37cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. Chiurazzi and Fils (Foundry); subscription of John Wanamaker, 1904
Other Number5621 - Naples Museum Number

Description

Actress. Standing woman, pose generally frontal but with right knee slightly bent and head turned partway to left. Wearing long Doric peplos falling in folds to ground, only the toes exposed below. Overfold (apoptygma) held in place at shoulders by hemispherical rosette button. She uses both hands to raise the back of her apoptygma as if to cover her head with it. Left hand raised to shoulder level, right arm diagonally at side grasping the lower edge of the cloth. On lower edge of apoptygma and on bottom edge of peplos is a band of ray pattern, points up. Hair in wavy strands parted in middle from front to crown of head and bound in place with a wide band (a metal diadem?) decorated with curvilinear, isolated decorative elements. Hair falls in tight locks behind to nape of neck. The ends of the wide band pass over each other and are held in place by a clasp. Original from Suburban villa 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
Fairmount Park Art Association Outdoor Art ( Jan 1986 - Mar 2000)View Objects in Exhibition
Sharpe Circle / Trescher Entrance Renovation (2002)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. 206-208; pp. 212-215View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Ridgway, Brunilde S. 1996. "Is the Hope Head an Italian Goddess? A Case of Circumstantial Evidence". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 38 (3): 55-62. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 60View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Chiurazzi, Salavatore. 1929. Chiurazzi. Riproduzioni di Opere Classiche in Bronzo e Marmo. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 85View 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. 39View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] J. Chiurazzi and Fils. 1901. J. Chiurazzi & Fils. Fournisseurs de Cours et Musees. Etablissements. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 27 or 29View Objects cited in this Publication

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