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Grave Stela

Object Number:
63-6-1
Current Location:
Rome Gallery
Culture:
Attic
Provenience:
Greece
Athens
Mediterranean
Date Made:
c. 150 AD
Early Date:
130
Late Date:
170
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Pentelic Marble
Iconography:
Woman
Description:
Marble grave relief, standing woman in fairly high relief in pose of "Smaller Hirculaneum Woman". Frontal, head slightly inclined to proper right, wearing polos (or a high braid). Weight on left foot, right slightly bent at knee. Over a long crinkly dress she wears a mantle whosefolds she raises with her right hand over her left breast. Left arm at side. To her left a section of approjecting frame. The relief is broken above, to the left and below the ankles. Low grade Pentelic marble, with streaks of green mica. Evelyn B. Harrison examined this relief in March 1963. She has provided the identification of the type and the date. (Early Antonine or thereabouts.
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph V. Noble

Current & Past Exhibitions:

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. 32, no. 23
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[Catalogue] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 83, no. 123
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