Draped female torso

Roman
Republican Period
late 2nd century B.C.


Findspot: Italy, Lazio, Nemi; Place of Manufacture: Italy, Lazio, Nemi

Dimensions

Overall: 55 cm (21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

94.218

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Missing the head, the right arm from elbow, the left arm, the legs. Deep folds of himation run horizontally across the body below the breast. Curled locks of hair fall on shoulders. Back left rough.

From a pediment.

A large hole in the belly would have served to fasten the sculpture to the back wall of the pediment.

Provenance

1885: found in Lord Savile's excavation at Nemi; by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; gift to MFA from Edward Perry Warren in 1894.

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren