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    Statue of Moschine, front view (Telif hakkı Sart Amerikan Hafriyat Heyeti / Harvard Üniversitesi)
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    Statue of Moschine, 3/4 view (Telif hakkı Sart Amerikan Hafriyat Heyeti / Harvard Üniversitesi)
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    Statue of Moschine, side view of torso (Telif hakkı Sart Amerikan Hafriyat Heyeti / Harvard Üniversitesi)
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    Statue of Moschine, foot. (Telif hakkı Sart Amerikan Hafriyat Heyeti / Harvard Üniversitesi)
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    Statue of Moschine, inscription (Telif hakkı Sart Amerikan Hafriyat Heyeti / Harvard Üniversitesi)

Moschine Heykeli, Artemis Rahibe

50-25 BC, Hellenistik
İzmir, Arkeoloji Müzesi, 582
Müze Envanter No.
Sardeis veya Müze Env. No.
Izmir 582
Mermer, Taş
Eserin Türü
Heykelin Türü
İnsan Figürü, Drapeli Kadın
Alan (Sektör)
AT Precinct
Bulunduğu Yeri
Found in 1929 "in a house situated near the north side of the temple area" (Sardis VII, 65).

The priestess stands twisted slightly to her l., her r. foot drawn back and resting on the toes. She wears a chiton, himation, and platformed sandals, and stands on a square inscribed base.

The himation is drawn from her r. to her l. side across her body in such a way as to be pulled smooth over her r. knee and her l. thigh, where the folds of the chiton are revealed beneath. Graceful U-shaped folds fall over her l. thigh and are contrasted with the vertical folds of the chiton underneath, and with the diagonal folds of the himation elsewhere. One end of the himation was wrapped around her l. arm, which extended forward; the other end was flung over her l. shoulder. The chiton has narrow vertical folds over the chest and deeper ones near the feet, especially between the legs. There is a double-bordered round neckline.

The stance, and the drapery to some extent, are reminiscent of the Anzio maiden. A date of 41-31 B.C., a period of civil strife which would explain the inscription, has been suggested by Buckler and Robinson, and of 35-25 B.C. by Hanfmann and Polatkan.



The head is missing, also the I. forearm below the elbow and r. arm from above the elbow. Some breaks have occurred on the surface, particularly at the breasts and lower chiton. Both ends of the base are also chipped.

H. including plinth 1.42; Th. at waist 0.28, at feet 0.43; Th. of sandal soles 0.03.
Cf. also Magie, Roman Rule, 373ff., 1242, 1579. For the Anzio maiden see Richter, Sculpture, fig. 336.
Ayrıca bakınız
Published: Sardis VII, 65-66, no. 50, fig. 41, pl. 10 from which the translation is taken; A.D. Nock, Diis Electa, 256 on the inscription; Aziz, Guide Musee Smyrne, 46, ill.; Hanfmann-Polatkan, Sculptures, where it is compared to statues of the family of L. Valerius Flaccus (Humann-Kohte-Watzinger, Magnesia am Maeander, 198ff., figs. 198-200).