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Hestia Giustiniani

Roman copy of an early Classical Greek bronze original.

The sculpture was known in Rome from at least the early seventeenth century, when it ranked as one of the best pieces. Hestia is the Greek name for Vesta, the goddess of the hearth. This is a traditional but uncertain name for the sculpture; it may represent Hera or Demeter

Location of Original: 

Rome, Museo Torlonia. Formerly in the Palazzo Giustiniani, Rome


Purchased in 1884 from Lehman of Dresden


Lippold: Griechische Plastik, 104 (n.8), pl. 47.1
Richter: Sculpture & Sculptors of the Greeks (1950), 91, fig.257
Walston: Catalogue of Casts in the Museum of Classical Archaeology (1889), 29, no.113
Reporter: 19 June 1885, 891, no.105 (coincidentally)

Roman, second century CE. Original; c.460 BCE

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