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Object Number:
MS3458
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Italy
Latium
Lake Nemi
Period:
Late Republican Roman Period
Date Made:
100 BC
Early Date:
-100
Late Date:
300
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Marble (Stone)
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Female
Diana
Muse
Vestal Virgin
Description:
Marble, off white, and rather rough surface. Standing figure in frontal pose; head, arms, and feet missing, once attched seperately. Weight on left leg, right leg bent. She wears a dress whose closely spaced folds are visible in back, below. Over this is a long cloak which is above across between her breasts over her left shoulder. Its folds fall vertically down her left side in triangular patterns. Is plinth perhaps ancient? :e.g. outlines of feet on upper surface. (The following from the 2002 catalogue by Bilde and Moltesen) Elongated figurine rests on her left leg. Draping cloak is fastened on the left shoulder. under the mantle, she wears a chiton. In her right hand she probably held an object out and away from the body
Height:
61.6cm
Length:
20.3cm
Width:
80cm
Other Number:
8 (Bilde and Moltesen)   -   Other Number

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. 98, no. 50
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[Catalogue] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: 169-70, no. 17
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[Book] Hall, E. E. 1914. "Two marbles from Lake Nemi". Vol. 5 No. 2. 118-20. : Page/Fig./Plate: 188 & 120, fig. 67
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