University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: MS3474
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Italy
Latium
Lake Nemi
Period: Late Republican Roman Period
Date Made: 125 BC
Early Date: -125
Late Date: -1
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Technique:Carved
Iconography:Female Torso
Height: 28cm
Width: 24cm
Depth: 14.5cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; subscription of Lucy Wharton Drexel, 1897

Description

Statuette of female: Aphrodite. White marble, in part patinated. Preserved: torso base of neck to lower belly, nude and left arm. Drapery covers left shoulder, left arm to wrist, carrying across lower belly and back up the right side. Frontal pose, left arm at side, left hand resting on roll of drapery. Head and right arm attach seperately. Back rough finished. Roughly chiselled area behind left arm suggests the figure was not finished.


Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Collection] 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. 100, no. 51View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Bilde, Pia G. 1998. "Those Nemi Sculptures...": Marbles from a Roman Sanctuary in the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 40 (3) : Page/Fig./Plate: 46View Objects cited in this Publication
[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: 207:241View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 169, no. 2View Objects cited in this Publication

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