Small female statue: Nymph

Inv. Scu 996

The upper part of the body of this small female figure is bare, while the legs are clad in a cloak. She is bending forward with her left leg raised and her left elbow resting on her left knee.

The head and hands, as well as part of the rock and of the drapery, are missing.

This is probably the representation of a nymph, modelled upon the iconography of the Aphrodite from Capua, an original Greek bronze of 330-320 BC by the sculptor Lysippos.

The sculpture is a Roman imperial copy of a Greek original of the 2nd century BC. It was found near the Church of Sant’Eusebio (on the Esquiline hill).