Statue of a wounded Amazon

Inv. Scu 637

The woman is wearing a light chiton fastened only on one shoulder that leaves her right breast bare, and a chlamys that falls on her shoulders and is visible only at the joint of the neck.

The weight of the statue rests on the left leg, while the right one is withdrawn and bent, barely touching the ground with the tip of the toes only.

The arms have both been restored: the right one, raised, is bent at a 90-degree angle likely holding a spear, the left one is held across her torso and holds the hems of the fabric away from her wounds.

The work, founded near Villa d’Este, is an early Imperial period (10-50 AD) copy of the famous statue of the wounded Amazon attributed to the sculptor Kresilas .