Headless statuette of a deity

Statuetta acefala di divinità
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Type: 
Sculpture
Year: 
Roman copy of an archaistic original
Material and technique: 
Luni marble
Origin: 
Purchased in Rome
Inventory: 
Inv. MB 87
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The outstanding statuette of a deity derives from archaistic models created in the second century B.C.; the lack of attributes prevents an exact identification of the figure, which is dressed in a long chiton made of heavy shirred cloth covered by a himation arranged crosswise, so that as it falls it forms a series of decorative zigzagging folds.

The hall

These two little rooms display fine copies of Greek sculptures from the early Hellenistic period, together with a number of archaic works.