Roman Statue

  • Era/Century: Antique
  • Dating: late 2nd, early 3rd century
  • Material: stone
  • Technique: stone-cutting, polishing
  • Dimensions: height 72 cm
  • ID Number: AA 5
  • Property: Belgrade City Museum
  • On Display: No

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This female figure, which was found at the corner of Prote Mateje Street and King Alexander's Boulevard and of which only the torso has been preserved, wears a chiton (tunica manicata). The chiton is gathered below the breasts with a double belt with Heracles' knot in the middle. Over it is a cloak, fastened to the lower garment by a fibula. Since the back of the statue is carefully finished, it is probable that it stood in the niche of a building or in a cemetery. It is difficult to establish whether the torso represents one of the goddesses of the Roman Pantheon or a portrait, but the sculpture is undoubtedly of high artistic worth. It dates from the 2nd century, from the Antoninian times, and it was made in one of the neighbouring provinces or brought from Italy.

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