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Statuette

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
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

Description

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)

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Special Exhibition: Classical and Oriental (12 Dec 1913 - 01 Nov 1915) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[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. 97-99, no. 50View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] Moltesen, Mette, and Bilde, Pia G. 2002. A Catalogue of Sculptures from the Sanctuary of Diana Nemorensis in the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Philadelphia.. Rome. G. Bretschneider. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 27-28, no. 8; 38. nos. 30--31, figs. 32-35 (feet)View 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
[Article] Hall, Edith H. 1914. "Two marbles from Lake Nemi". The Museum Journal. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 5. no. 2. pg. 118-20 : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 188 & 120, fig. 67View Objects related to this

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