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Cast of the Barberini Faun
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cast of statue, Capitoline Venus
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cast of statue, Aphrodite crouching
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Cast of statue, drunk old woman
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cast of statue, so-called Ariadne asleep
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Cast of statue, boxer
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cast of torso, so-called Belvedere torso
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cast of statue, Nike of Samothrace
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cast of statue, Artemis
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cast of statue, so-called Prince of the baths
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cast of statue, Peplophoros
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cast of statue, Poseidon
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cast of statue, Laocoon
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cast of a statue, Venus of the Esquiline
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cast of statue, Spinario
Cast of the Barberini Faun
cast of statue, Capitoline Venus
cast of statue, Aphrodite crouching
Cast of statue, drunk old woman
cast of statue, so-called Ariadne asleep
Cast of statue, boxer
cast of torso, so-called Belvedere torso
cast of statue, Nike of Samothrace
cast of statue, Artemis
cast of statue, so-called Prince of the baths
cast of statue, Peplophoros
cast of statue, Poseidon
cast of statue, Laocoon
cast of a statue, Venus of the Esquiline
cast of statue, Spinario

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Description

The cast depicts a young woman dressed in a Doric peplos, with her left arm slightly outstretched, probably in the act of holding a situla, or another vase for water, while with her right hand raised she removes the labrum, which must have been on the head. The hair, wavy and gathered behind the nape, is divided by a central parting and tightened by a tapeworm. Already considered a dancer, one of the Danaids is identified in the statue. The original work, from which the cast derives, in bronze and with eyes in glass paste, is now preserved in the Archaeological Museum of Naples; found in Herculaneum, it belonged to the decoration of the Villa dei Papiri and, together with other similar statues, was placed in the small peristyle at the edges of the euripus. The statue is dated to about 50 BC and refers to classical models of the fifth century. B.C



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