8 June 2001
A ROMAN GRAY MARBLE FIGURE OF A WOMAN
Circa 2nd Century A.D.
Sculpted in a dramatic twisting pose with her feet facing forward, her knees bent, her torso turned sharply to her left while her head is turned to her right, wearing a crossed bandolier over a peplos with long overfold, her left shoulder bare, the twist of her torso causing the hem to flare out in back, her right arm crossing at her waist, her hair center-parted and bound in a fillet, with a mass falling at the back of her neck, standing on an integral plinth, with a tree-stump support
27 1/2 in. (69.8 cm) high
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The pose is loosely based on a sculpture of the poetess Praxilla of Sicyon by Lysippos, known from several Roman copies. See nos. 4.31.1-3 in Moreno, Lisippo, L'Arte e La Fortuna.
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