Female bust with a branch
1st century BCE — 1st century CE.
Inv. No. 26775.Naples, National Archaeological MuseumPhoto by Luciano Pedicini

Female bust with a branch.

1st century BCE — 1st century CE.
Inv. No. 26775.

Naples, National Archaeological Museum
(Napoli, Museo archeologico nazionale).

Castellammare di Stabia.
From Stabiae.
This somewhat cold, but skilfully executed figure is probably an Aphrodite, as the myrtle in her hand and her slightly sensual attitude seem to indicate. Comparisons with other sculptures date it to the Julio-Claudian period.
© 1996. Photo, text: Stefano De Caro, “The National Archaeological Museum of Naples”.
Soprintendenza Archeologica di Napoli e Caserta. Electa, Napoli, 2001, p. 282.
© 1996. Photo: Luciano Pedicini.
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