Female statue

Inv. Scu 647

Female portrait on a peplos statue. The statue does not belong to the head, and integration of the snake and patera, which lead to identify the statue with Hygieia, are also arbitrary.

The body of the female statue, wearing a chiton with elbow-length sleeves under a heavy peplos, imitates 5th century BC models, but is probably an imperial work .

The hairstyle of the head, with shocks of hair gathered in a bun on the forehead, corresponds to the style spread by the early portraits of Annia Galeria Faustina, wife of the emperor Marcus Aurelius.

It has therefore been attributed to the Antonine period.

The work was probably found in Rome.