J. Chiurazzi and Fils
Villa dei Papiri
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.
Purchased from J. Chiurazzi and Fils (Foundry); subscription of John Wanamaker, 1904
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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)
Fairmount Park Art Association Outdoor Art ( Jan 1986 - Mar 2000)
Sharpe Circle / Trescher Entrance Renovation (2002)
[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. 212-215
[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. 60
[Catalogue] Chiurazzi, Salavatore. 1929. Chiurazzi. Riproduzioni di Opere Classiche in Bronzo e Marmo. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 85
[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. 39
[Catalogue] J. Chiurazzi and Fils. 1901. J. Chiurazzi & Fils. Fournisseurs de Cours et Musees. Etablissements. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 27 or 29
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