|ROMAN BRONZE STANDING GIRL
Wearing a long belted peplos. The right arm is bent, the left one is lowered. Both hands probably once held ritual objects. This is likely a representation of one of the arktoi (little bears), who performed the bear dance in the Artemision at Brauron in Attica. Very fine style. Bronze filled with lead; arms worked separately and reattached; appealing green patina.
1st Century BC/AD
H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.)
Ex German collection acquired in the early 1980s.
Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2014, no. 56.
Cf. P. G. Themelis, Brauron: Guide to the Sanctuary and the Museum, pp. 70-71; C. Vermeule and A. Brauer, Stone Sculptures, Harvard, no. 27; M. True and A. Herrmann, A Passion for Antiquities: The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Collection, no. 50.