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Object Number:MS3458
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Italy
Lake Nemi
Period: Late Republican Roman Period
Date Made: 100 BCE
Early Date: -100
Late Date: 300
Materials:Marble (Stone)
Vestal Virgin
Height: 51 cm
Length: 20.3 cm
Width: 56 cm
Depth: 17 cm
Credit Line:Museum Purchase; subscription of Mrs. Lucy Wharton (Joseph) Drexel, 1897
Other Number:8 (Bilde and Moltesen) - Other Number


Marble, off white, and rather rough surface. Standing figure in frontal pose; head, arms, and feet missing, once attched seperately. Weight on left leg, right leg bent. She wears a dress whose closely spaced folds are visible in back, below. Over this is a long cloak which is above across between her breasts over her left shoulder. Its folds fall vertically down her left side in triangular patterns. Is plinth perhaps ancient? :e.g. outlines of feet on upper surface. (The following from the 2002 catalogue by Bilde and Moltesen) Elongated figurine rests on her left leg. Draping cloak is fastened on the left shoulder. under the mantle, she wears a chiton. In her right hand she probably held an object out and away from the body


[Catalogue, Collection] Romano, Irene B. 2006. Classical Sculpture; Catalogue of the Cypriot, Greek and Roman Stone Sculpture in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 98, no. 50View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 169-170, no. 17View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Hall, Edith H. 1914. "Two marbles from Lake Nemi".. The Museum Journal. Vol. 5 No. 2. pg. 118-20 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 188 & 120, fig. 67View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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