Statue of Selene

Inv. Scu 256

The statue has been identified with Selene, due to the presence of the crescent moon on her head and the torch in her right hand, attributes characteristic of the goddess.

The goddess (personification of the Moon) is wearing a sleeveless, high-girded chiton, which gathers on her breasts and legs revealing her figure, and then gathers at the hem and in the folds that fall alongside her, pushed by the impetus of the movement.

Around her shoulders, there is also a himation, which in the typical iconography of flying figures billows up like a sail behind the goddess.

The work is an early Imperial copy of an early 4th century BC original

The statue has been found near the Porta San Sebastiano.