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Object Number:MS3520
Current Location: Trescher Entrance
Currently On Display
Provenience: Italy
Manufacture Location: Naples
Maker: J. Chiurazzi and Fils
Locus: Villa dei Papiri
Date Made: 1903
Early Date: 1903
Late Date: 1903
Height: 172.72 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. Chiurazzi and Fils (Foundry); subscription of John Wanamaker, 1902
Other Number:5604 - Naples Museum Number
0152.F - Other Number


Dancer or 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. Copy of a 5th century Greek work.

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
Penn Museum Courtyards and Architectural Sculptures (2002) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Mattusch, Carol C. 2005. The Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum: Life and Afterlife of a Sculpture Collection.. J. Paul Getty Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 195-197; pp. 212-215View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Vol. 38. no. 3. pg. 55-62 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 60View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Ridgway, Brunilde S. 1970. The severe style in Greek sculpture.. Princeton. Princeton University Press. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: fig. 171 middleView Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Chiurazzi, Salavatore. 1929. Chiurazzi. Riproduzioni di Opere Classiche in Bronzo e Marmo.. Ponti Rossi, Sale D'Esposizione D'Arte. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 81View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Monaco, Domenico. 1910. A Complete Handbook of the National Museum of Naples.. Naples. ed. 15th. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 57View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[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". Archaeology Museum of the University of Pennsylvania.. S. Chiurazzi & Fils Naples, Italy for St. Louis Exposition. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 35View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] J. Chiurazzi and Fils. 1901. J. Chiurazzi & Fils. Fournisseurs de Cours et Musees. Etablissements.. Naples. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: no. 29 or 25View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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