Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Fragment of a marble neo-Attic relief with Peitho

Period:
Late Republican
Date:
1st century B.C.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble, Pentelic
Dimensions:
H. 14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm.) width 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.) depth 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.210.27
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
This fragment shows Peitho, the personification of persuasion, seated on a high pillar with one hand on a dove and the other holding the edge of her himation (cloak). This scene was part of a decorative relief of Helen being persuaded by Aphrodite to leave her husband and go off to Troy with the Trojan prince Paris. The work was produced for the Roman market. A well-preserved Roman relief in the Archaeological Museum of Naples (Mus. Naz. 6682) shows the entire composition with all the names inscribed.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1911. "Department of Classical Art: The Accessions of 1910--III. Sculptures, Bronzes, and Terra Cottas." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 6(4): pp. 92-93, fig. 3.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 109, 247, pl. 87f, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 144, p. 81, pl. 105b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1994. Oidipous-Theseus, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 7. Peitho, no. 17, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Related Objects

Ten marble fragments of the Great Eleusinian Relief

Date: ca. 27 B.C.–A.D. 14 Medium: Marble Accession: 14.130.9 On view in:Gallery 153

Marble stele (grave marker) of a woman

Date: mid-4th century B.C. Medium: Marble Accession: 48.11.4 On view in:Gallery 158

Marble portrait of a man from a funerary relief

Date: late 1st century B.C. Medium: Marble Accession: 17.230.133 On view in:Gallery 162

Marble portrait of the emperor Augustus

Date: ca. A.D. 14–37 Medium: Marble Accession: 07.286.115 On view in:Gallery 166

Marble head of an athlete

Date: ca. A.D. 138–192 Medium: Marble Accession: 11.210.2 On view in:Gallery 153