Statue of a woman
White fine-grained marble with veins of mica.
1st century CE.
Height 186 cm.
Copenhagen, New Carlsberg GlyptotekInv. No. 1802.Photo by Sergey Sosnovskiy

Statue of a woman.

White fine-grained marble with veins of mica.
1st century CE.
Height 186 cm.
Inv. No. 1802.

Copenhagen, New Carlsberg Glyptotek
(København, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek)

Origin:
From Dalmatia (Croatia).
Description:

2. Woman

The woman is dressed in a full-length khiton, and wrapped around the lower part of her body is a cloak, which is drawn up over the left shoulder and upper arm and held securely with the left elbow against the hip. The figure’s weight rests on her left foot, while the right is dawn back with the heel raised. She wears sandals with thick soles.

The stance and clothing match those of the so-called Hera Borghese (cat. no. 1), though here the bust is covered, and it is thus considered to be a variation on the same statue type. The more modest costume suggests that the head was a portrait head.
1st century AD.

I. N. 1802
Statue. White fine-grained marble with veins of mica.
H. 186.

The head and neck were originally inserted into a socket in the costume, with the whole of the right and the left arm from the upper arm separately attached: these are now missing. The right heel was also a separate attachment. The costume and the feet are badly chipped. The entire back, which was only summarily worked, is covered with a dark brown patina.
The statue was acquired in 1900 through the agency of Paul Arndt from Adolph Furtwängler, who had purchased it from the art dealer Simonetti in Rome. The statue had previously stood in the archiepiscopal seminary at Udine in the North of Italy. In the 18th century in the collection of A. Danieli in Zara. Probably from Dalmatia rather than Aquileia as previously thought.

M. Moltesen
Literature:
F. Poulsen 1951, Cat. 248; M. Borda, La scultura dei età romana ad Aquileia, AAAd 1 (1972) 59—90; M. Denti, Ellenismo e romanizzazione nella X Regio. La scultura delle élites locali dall’età Repubblicana ai Giulio-Claudi (Rome 1991) 94—97, no. 23, pl. XXXVI; C. Saletti, Athenaeum 81 (1993) 366—367. For type: see literature for 1.
Credits:
(сс) 2008. Photo: Sergey Sosnovskiy (CC BY-SA 4.0).
Text: museum inscription to the sculpture.
© 2002. Description: M. Moltesen. Catalogue Imperial Rome, vol. II, Statues. Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, 2002, pp. 47—49, cat. no. 2.
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