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Gypsum statue of a woman wearing a cloak, long tunic with traces of painted border at the hem, a belt which once had gilt decoration and sandals, originally painted red. There are traces of blue and yellow on the lotus pattern border of her cloak. The pigments were applied using the encaustic technique. She holds out her right hand in a gesture of offering, but the objects she once held are missing. (The object she once held in her right hand may have been a torch, for there are traces of burning down the front of the figure).
- Production date
Height: 89 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The object she once held is the bronze gilded bird 1850.2-27.16, now being held by the goddess 1850.2-27.15b.
The statue was probably influenced by Greek prototypes, particularly from Crete and the Peloponnese (the pose and hairstyle show influence from the east Mediterranean), but there is also Phoenician and Near Eastern influence.
- Bibliographic references
Sculpture / Catalogue of Greek Sculpture in the British Museum (D1)
Cristofani 1985 / Civilta degli Etruschi (10.1)
Verri et al 2014 / Etruscan women's clothing and its decoration: the polychrome gypsum statue from the 'Isis Tomb' at Vulci (p.59-71, p.60, fig.2-3, p.61, table.1, p.62, fig.4, p.63, fig.5-6, p.64, fig.7-8, p.65, fig.9)
- On display (G71/dc19)
- Exhibition history
2013-2014 18 Sep-9 Feb, Musee Maillol, Les Etrusques
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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