From: Italy | Latium | Lake Nemi

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS3458
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Roman
Provenience Italy | Latium | Lake Nemi
Period Late Republican Roman Period
Date Made Late 2nd-1st c. BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Marble (Stone)
Technique Carved
Iconography Female | Diana | Muse | Vestal Virgin | Kore | Aphrodite | Venus

Statuette of draped female. Standing, youthful draped female with elongated proportions and the upper body in a frontal pose with the hips twisted slightly to the right. The identity of this youthful female is open to debate because of the lack of an attribute. Kore, a Muse, Aphrodite/Venus are possibilities. The costume and/or stance seems unlikely for Diana, though the hole on the back of the shoulder may be for a quiver. (Romano 2006)

Height 56 cm
Length 21 cm
Width 14.5 cm
Depth 12 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase; subscription of Mrs. Lucy Wharton (Joseph) Drexel, 1897
Other Number 8 (Bilde and Moltesen) - Other Number

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