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Sculpture

Statue

Object Number:
MS3483
Current Location:
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Italy
Latium
Lake Nemi
Period:
Roman Period
Date Made:
125 BC
Early Date:
-125
Late Date:
-1
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Marble (Stone)
Technique:
Carved
Iconography:
Female Head
Diana
Description:
Over life size female head. White marble. About twice life size. Frontal pose. Hair parted in the middle, brushed back exposing part of ears. Broken diagonally from lower neck. Intended for insertion: roughened surface preserved below at left: acrolithic (?). Head cut off flat behind; back of head in a seperate piece? Well preserved, even nose.
Height:
44.7cm
Width:
28.5cm
Depth:
21cm

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Roman World (15 Mar 2003)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Romano, Irene B. 2006. Classical Sculpture; Catalogue of the Cypriot, Greek and Roman Stone Sculpture in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 85, no. 44
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[Catalogue] White, Donald, et al. 2002. Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 54, no. 80
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[Journal] Bilde, Pia G. "Those Nemi Sculptures...": Marbles from a Roman Sanctuary in the University of Pennsylvania Museum Vol.: 40(3). : Page/Fig./Plate: 42
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[Book] Moltesen, Mette. 1997. Dianas Hellige Lund: Fund fra en Helligdom i Nemi: In the Sacred Grove of Diana: Finds from a sanctuary at Nemi. 5-235.
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[Book] Guldager Bilde, Pia. 1995. "The Sanctuary of Diana Nemorensis: the Late Republican Acrolithic Cult Statues". 66. pp. 191-217.
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[Catalogue] Luce, Stephen B. 1921. Catalogue of the Mediterranean Section. : Page/Fig./Plate: 189:no. 24
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