Tuesday, December 1, 2009


The Los Angles County Museum of Art had an exhibit on Pompeii and the Roman Villa. At the exhibit were many statues and there was one statue of the Girl Fastening her Peplos out of the five statues. It was one of the first large pieces seen when entering the exhibit. In the description it predicted that the statues were of dancers, actresses, or daughters of the villa owner. It could also possibly be mythological figures, though they are not carrying any major signifcant figure e.g. a spear, or crown. The statue's eyes were made from bone or ivory and the pupils were made out of a colored stone. The Girl's dress is green, but it was copper and tin making the dress shine in the sunlight but had most likely faded. Her feet were not completely restored, so she had a couple of toes missing which made the statue a feel of authenticity.