Seated Figure of a Woman

Seated Figure of a Woman

1-200

Marble

Overall: 50.9 x 26.8 cm (20 1/16 x 10 9/16 in.)

Gift of Mrs. John Huntington 1920.174

Description

Although the original subject of this ancient Roman statue fragment is unknown, the cut stone at the back of its base indicates that the statue rested on a ledge, probably incorporated into a larger sculptural group. The nude upper body and relaxed pose suggest an alluring mythical woman, like Venus or a nymph, a beautiful female spirit that embodies elements of nature such as water, woods, or mountains.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Roman
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Marble

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