Statue of a seated woman restored as Ceres

Inv. Scu 266

Figure of a young woman sitting on a rock or stool, wearing a light tunic (chiton) tightened with a belt just below her breasts and a light cloak.

The upper part of the body is bent forwards, with the right shoulder slightly lowered, the right foot hidden behind the left heel. The cloak, held by the left arm, wraps around the legs and both knees and ends behind, close to the left hand. The folds are interrupted and irregular.

The work, coming from the Boccapaduli Collection in the Vatican (and probably found in Rome), was transferred to the Palazzo Nuovo in the 17th century.

It is a Roman copy from a Hellenistic original.