Seated Figure of a Woman

1–200 CE
Overall: 50.9 x 26.8 cm (20 1/16 x 10 9/16 in.)
Location: not on view
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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.
Seated Figure of a Woman

Seated Figure of a Woman

1–200 CE

Italy, Roman

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