The Trentham Lady, late Hellenistic, 100BC-1BC.

Marble statue of a draped woman, standing with her weight on the right leg, the left one relaxed. She is veiled and wears a himation over a chiton, visible only around her lower legs. She wears sandals with an indent between the large and second toe. Both hands are swathed in drapery, the left one lowered, separately made and attached. The head is ancient but probably belongs to a different statue: the hair is carved a long way around the back of the head under the veil where the sculptor could not have accessed in antiquity. Several of the edges of drapery folds have been restored.
The statue stands on a plinth that has been inscribed with the name .P.(Maxim)INA . SEXTILI . CLEMENTIS . The inscription is thought to have been added in Roman times when the statue had a secondary use. The surface of the statue has ben exposed to severe weathering, although portions of the back have been protected and the surface remains.

Courtesy & currently located at the British Museum, London. Photo taken by Zyllan Fotografía.

The Trentham Lady, late Hellenistic, 100BC-1BC.

Marble statue of a draped woman, standing with her weight on the right leg, the left one relaxed. She is veiled and wears a himation over a chiton, visible only around her lower legs. She wears sandals with an indent between the large and second toe. Both hands are swathed in drapery, the left one lowered, separately made and attached. The head is ancient but probably belongs to a different statue: the hair is carved a long way around the back of the head under the veil where the sculptor could not have accessed in antiquity. Several of the edges of drapery folds have been restored.

The statue stands on a plinth that has been inscribed with the name .P.(Maxim)INA . SEXTILI . CLEMENTIS . The inscription is thought to have been added in Roman times when the statue had a secondary use. The surface of the statue has ben exposed to severe weathering, although portions of the back have been protected and the surface remains.

Courtesy & currently located at the British Museum, London. Photo taken by Zyllan Fotografía.

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    Oooh. I touched this statue. I actually touched a lot of statues I probably shouldn’t have when I was visiting.
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