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Object Number: MS3520
Current Location: Trescher Entrance
Currently On Display
Culture:Greek
Provenience: Italy
Campania
Herculaneum
Manufacture Location: Naples
Maker: J. Chiurazzi and Fils
Locus: Villa dei Papiri
Date Made: 1903
Early Date: 1903
Late Date: 1903
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Technique:Cast
Iconography:Dancer
Height: 172.72cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. Chiurazzi and Fils (Foundry); subscription of John Wanamaker, 1904
Other Number5604 - Naples Museum Number

Description

Actress. Standing, frontal figure of woman dressed in long Doric peplos which falls in folds to ground leaving only toes exposed. Right hand raised high above head as if holding a hydria on her head. Left arm at side, hand holding up a bit of her dress. Hair: in locks brushed forward on top of head; around forehead it is parted in the middle with wavy strands undulating horizontally; it falls behind down to the lower part of the shoulder and is held together there by a narrow band. At shoulders the overfold of the peplos (apoptygma) is held in place by a hemispherical rosette button. Original found at the Villa dei Papiri, Herculaneum.


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)View Objects in Exhibition
Fairmount Park Art Association Outdoor Art ( Jan 1986 - Mar 2000)View Objects in Exhibition
Sharpe Circle / Trescher Entrance Renovation (2002)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Mattusch, Carol C. 2005. The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum: Life and Afterlife of a Sculpture Collection. : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 195-197; pp. 212-215View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 60View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Chiurazzi, Salavatore. 1929. Chiurazzi. Riproduzioni di Opere Classiche in Bronzo e Marmo. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 81View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 35View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] J. Chiurazzi and Fils. 1901. J. Chiurazzi & Fils. Fournisseurs de Cours et Musees. Etablissements. : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 29 or 25View Objects cited in this Publication

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