Location: On Display in the Courtyard Entrance

From: Italy | Campania | Herculaneum

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

Object Number MS3523
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

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.

Height 155 cm
Width 45 cm
Depth 37 cm
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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