The attributes of this statuette corresponds to the traditional iconography of Pomona, goddess of fruit, as described in Ovid's Metamorphoses. The device of using the shift to reveal as much as to conceal the female body, which derives from Houdon's Frileuse as well as the Hellenistic Venus Callipygos, relates this work to Clodion's Girl with Doves (see 49.7.64a, b).
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Signature: Incised on back of tree-stump: Clodion ANXIII
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher ; Isaac D. Fletcher , New York (until d. 1917; bequeathed to MMA)