From: Italy | Campania | Herculaneum

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS3519
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Roman
Provenience Italy | Campania | Herculaneum
Manufacture Location Naples
Creator J. Chiurazzi and Fils
Locus Villa dei Papiri
Date Made 1903
Section Mediterranean
Materials Bronze
Technique Cast
Iconography Praying Girl

Praying girl. Standing, frontal pose, fully dressed in Doric peplos reaching down to the ground (only the toes are visible). Both forearms are extended forward at right angles to the body. The fingers of the right hand are extended, palm upward; those of the left hand are partly closed. Wavy hair falling to the level of the nape of the neck, bound above by a ribbon (?) tied in front. Eyes open, once inlaid. Original found at Herculaneum.

Height 122 cm
Width 56 cm
Depth 39 cm
Outside Diameter 45.72 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. Chiurazzi and Fils (Foundry); subscription of John Wanamaker, 1902
Other Number 5603 - Naples Museum Number

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