Female statue known as immortality

Inv. Scu 52

The statue rests on its left leg while the right is slightly bent; the figure is wearing a cloak (himation), tied across her torso, and a long short-sleeved peplos.

The head, not pertinent to the body, is characterized by a hairstyle with soft curls parted in the middle and has been dated to the 2nd century AD on the basis of several comparisons with other similar iconographic models.

A close comparison is possible with a female head adorned with a diadem in Villa Albani, identified as a deity (Aphrodite?) and dated to the Antonine period above all for the roughly sculpted hair.

Additional analogous aspects include the lengthened-oval face framed by hair parted on the lower forehead, the detail of the small mouth, quite open and the ears hidden by locks of hair, with a curl that is raised up from the hairline.

The figure, carefully sculpted even on the backside, was likely made in first half of the 1st century AD (0-50 AD).

The sculpture was donated by Pius V to the Capitoline Museums. It was probably found in Rome.