Location: On Display in the Courtyard Entrance

From: Italy | Campania | Herculaneum

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

Object Number MS3520
Current Location Courtyard Entrance - On Display
Culture Greek
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 Dancer

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.

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

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