Female statue

Inv. Scu 264

The statue, depicting a woman seated on a stool with a high pillow, most likely had a funerary use. The typological scheme, with the right elbow resting on the left wrist, corresponds to the so-called “Pudicitia” type, portrayal of the goddess that personified the virtue of modesty.

The woman, no longer young, has strongly individualized features, as shown by the modeling of the accentuated cheekbones, strong chin and small, closed lips. Her hair, visible at the hairline on the forehead beneath the veil, corresponds to a type of hairstyle common around the 30s BC.

The work was found in 1817 in Vigna Moroni, in front of the church “Domine Quo Vadis” on the Via Appia and dates to the late Republican period.