Upper part of a female statue

Inv. Scu 1123

The statue, of which only the upper part remains, probably represented a female deity. Larger-than-life, the figure wears a long tunic (peplos) fastened on the shoulders.

The face, with idealized features, is characterized by a concentrated gaze looking downwards. The hair, parted in the centre and adorned by a ribbon, is gathered at the nape, then falls on the neck and shoulders.
The arms and lower part of the body are missing.

The Luni marble statue has been hypothetically identified as a replica of the Artemis by the sculptor Kephisodotos the Elder .

The work comes from the Horti Tauriani (or Vettiani) on the Esquiline hill, and it is a copy of a 4th century BC original.