Figure of Venus in chiton and himation - ROM2011_11824_1


Figure of Venus in chiton and himation

Medium:Sculpted marble
Geography: Italy
Date: c. 1-200 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
48.3 x 19 cm
Object number: 954X68
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: sculpture alcove

Venus Draped in a Chiton and a Himation

This type of statue was adapted by the Romans from earlied Hellenistic statues of Aphrodite for their representations of a draped Venus. The thin chiton (a fine tunic) clinging to her body contrasts effectively with the rich deep folds of the himation (a mantle).

Roman World
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