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

Description

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.

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