- Museum number
Marble statue of a woman.
Head and neck, feet, all left arm from socket, right forearm and hand are missing. A fragment of the right upper arm is rejoined with a plaster setting. The lower part of the legs was broken across and rejoined. The surface of the right breast is injured.
The woman stands to the front, the left foot advanced. The left hand is broken off below the shoulder, the right hand held up a bunch of the drapery, which is drawn across the legs in shallow folds. The dress is a chiton with overfold and ends hanging from each shoulder with zigzag borders. The chiton is low on the neck where there is a small vertical crease in front; otherwise the upper surface is very flat; the breasts are high and small. At the back above the feet the drapery is worked in columnar reedings.
White coarse-grained marble.
- Production date
- 470BC-460BC (circa)
Height: 1.25 metres
- Curator's comments
Found reused as a building block in a wall on the Acropolis at Xanthos. Excavations on the Acropolis at Xanthos have revealed the foundations of several buildings that have been identified as shrines of heroes. Remains of sculptured friezes found by Charles Fellows, now mostly in The British Museum, may have decorated these structures. The terrace on which they were constructed seems also have held statues of women. Three of these have been found, of which this is the best preserved. It is not clear who is represented, as no identifying features or attributes survive. All three women wear clothes typical of the period 480-460 BC. See also Sculptures B316-317.
Somewhat more advanced than Sculpture B317, from the same site, but inferior in execution.
Synopsis, Lycia, no. 30. Fellows, Travels, p. 497; Buschor, Sculpt, d. Zeus-tempels zu Olympia, p. 37; Furtwangler in Arch. Stud. H. Brunn dargebracht, p. 81 (= Kleine Schriften, I, p. 325) and in Meisterwerke, p. 38 (=Masterpieces, p. 23). Kjellberg, Studien zu d. attischen Reliefs, p. 4; Langlotz, Frühgr. Bildhauerschulen, pp. 127, 170; Pfuhl in Jahrbuch, 1926, p. 14; Rodenwaldt in Jahrbuch, 1926, p. 238; Schrader, Pheidias, p. 159.
Smith, no. 96; Buschor, op. cit., fig. 18: Langlotz, op. cit., p. 127; Pfuhl, l.c., fig. 12; Prachov, pl. 2, fig. 5; Reinach, Repertoire, III, p. 185. 7; Schrader, op. cit., fig. 134, left.
- On display (G15)
- Head, neck, feet and parts of arms missing.
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Joined objects
Associated Group: G16400 (4 objects)