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Marble statue of a girl

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st or 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. with plinth 175.3 cm.
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Frederick F. Thompson, 1903
Accession Number:
03.12.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
Restorations made in the early 17th century: the back of the head, neck, plinth with both feet and the drapery adjoining the left foot, drapery folds along the left side. The face itself is ancient but from a different statue.

Copy or adaptation of a Greek work of the 3rd or 2nd century B.C.

During the Hellenistic period, sculptors delighted in the rendition of complex layers of drapery. This figure was once part of the collection formed by the Marchese Vincenzo Giustiniani in Rome.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 143, 283, pl. 123a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 193, p. 101, pl. 136, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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