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Stucco relief panel

Period:
Early Imperial
Date:
2nd half of 1st century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Stucco
Dimensions:
Overall: 16 7/8 x 13 5/8 x 2 1/4 in. (42.9 x 34.6 x 5.7 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stucco
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1892
Accession Number:
92.11.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 168
The female figure probably represents a maenad, one of the female followers of Dionysos. As she floats easily along, her garment has opened to the waist, revealing her left leg. She holds a long thin wand-like stick over her left arm and a garland with ribbons in her right hand.
Mielsch, Harald. 1975. "Romische Stuckreliefs." Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, 21: p. 34, pl. 35, 1.

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