Location: On Display in the Courtyard Entrance
From: Italy | Campania | Herculaneum
Curatorial Section: Mediterranean
|Current Location||Courtyard Entrance - On Display|
|Provenience||Italy | Campania | Herculaneum|
|Creator||J. Chiurazzi and Fils|
|Locus||Villa dei Papiri|
Actress. Standing woman, pose generally frontal but with right knee slightly bent and head turned partway to left. Wearing long Doric peplos falling in folds to ground, only the toes exposed below. Overfold (apoptygma) held in place at shoulders by hemispherical rosette button. She uses both hands to raise the back of her apoptygma as if to cover her head with it. Left hand raised to shoulder level, right arm diagonally at side grasping the lower edge of the cloth. On lower edge of apoptygma and on bottom edge of peplos is a band of ray pattern, points up. Hair in wavy strands parted in middle from front to crown of head and bound in place with a wide band (a metal diadem?) decorated with curvilinear, isolated decorative elements. Hair falls in tight locks behind to nape of neck. The ends of the wide band pass over each other and are held in place by a clasp. Original fro suburban villa at Herculaneum.Copy of a 5th century Greek work.
|Credit Line||Purchased from J. Chiurazzi and Fils (Foundry); subscription of John Wanamaker, 1902|
|Other Number||5621 - Naples Museum Number | 0154.F - Other Number|
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