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Ancient art, European sculpture and works of art
ROMAN MARBLE FIGURE OF A GODDESS
Rome, 1st Century A.D.
height 36 cm
height 14 1/4 in
Mr. Severro, Les Lilas, 4 rue Guynemer, Paris, acquired in the 1970s
This fragmentary figure, now a torso, depicts an evocative goddess, caught in the act of gently raising her right arm (now missing), while holding a piece of peplos in her other hand.
She is wearing the quintessential dress of ancient Greece, the chiton. The chitón was worn very long and with extremely wide folds: its volutes were gathered just below the breast and held by a belt (the so-called kólpos). To cap off her outfit, over the chitón is the péplos : a cloak made from a large wool quadrangle folded in two around the person and fastened to the belt, and here held at the side.
A similar figure, also dated 4th Century BC, can be found in the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Statuette of Persephone, inv. no. 61.34
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80 000 €