Statue of a Seated Woman

A work made of marble.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of marble.

Date:

2nd century AD

Artist:

Roman

About this artwork

Roman sculptors often adapted the forms of earlier Greek artworks for use in entirely new contexts. This statue evokes the figures of seated, draped goddesses displayed in the pediments of the Parthenon, the renowned temple on the Acropolis in Athens. Among the Romans, this statue type was widely used for sculptures of female deities such as Juno (the Greek Hera), the consort of Jupiter (the Greek Zeus), as well as for portraits of empresses and other prominent women. Here the figure’s head and arms, now missing, were made separately and attached by means of dowels, the holes for which are visible.

On View

Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 154

Artist

Ancient Roman

Title

Statue of a Seated Woman

Origin

Roman Empire

Date

101 AD–200 AD

Medium

Marble

Dimensions

82 × 63.5 × 38.2 cm (32 3/8 × 25 × 15 in.)

Credit Line

Katherine K. Adler Memorial Fund

Reference Number

1986.1060

Extended information about this artwork

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