White and pink marble. The piece depicted is a kore statuette of archaic style, possibly a copy of Roman times. The standing female figure wears a long draped robe, raised gently with both hands. The skillful sculptor who produced it relied on the contrast between the body made of white marble and the feet made of pink marble, as well as the head, now missing and probably also made of the same material, with the intention of representing the skin Human. It belongs to the set of objects found in a tomb during the excavations conducted in Veio, in 1853.


  • Title: Headless female sculpture
  • Physical Dimensions: h60 cm
  • Rights: Copyright © 2017 Museu Nacional/UFRJ
  • Setor: Coleção greco-romana
  • Sala de Exposição: Culturas do Mediterrâneo
  • Local de Coleta/Origem: Veio, Itália.
  • Data de Origem/Produção: s/data
  • Area de Conhecimento: Arqueologia

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