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"Penelope"

Unlikely to really represent Penelope; more likely to be a funerary monument. Roman copy of Greek original. The copyist has exchanged the stool of the original for a rock and has given the figure the face of an androgynous youth. Heavily restored

Number: 
113
Material: 
Marble
Location of Original: 

Rome, Vatican, Galleria delle Statue, 261

Size: 
1.15m
Accession: 

Purchased 1884, from Malpieri, Rome

References: 

Lippold: Griechische Plastik, 134 (n.1), pl. 47.3
Richter: Sculpture & Sculptors of the Greeks (1950), fig.63
Amelung: Catalogue of the Vatican Museum II (1908), 439
Walston: Catalogue of Casts in the Museum of Classical Archaeology (1889), 27, no.107
Reporter: 19 June 1885, 891, no.73
Richter: Ancient Italy, 48

Date: 
First century CE. Original: mid C5 BCE
Provenance: 

Unknown

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