12 December 2002
THE PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
A LARGE ROMAN MARBLE DRAPED WOMAN
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
Over life-sized, wearing a chiton and a himation, the chiton with V-shaped folds beginning at the neck and extending down, the himation in a horizontal roll across her waist and over her left arm, which is bent at the elbow and originally projecting forward, the right arm originally lowered, a concave recession between the shoulders for attachment of the separately-made head
37 in. (94 cm) high
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For similar treatment of the drapery compare the figure of a Vestal Virgin in the Museo Nazionale, Rome, fig. 548 in Bieber, Ancient Copies, Contributions to the History of Greek and Roman Art.
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