This female body is an interesting example of a Roman sculptor playing with the form of fabric as it drapes in thick folds over this woman’s strong figure. The head of this sculpture has been lost to time, yet we are able to understand that the woman we look upon was of a high standing due to her lush clothing and upright stance.

The skill of the sculptor who carved this piece is seen in the movement of the woman’s himation, or draped robe, as it both cinches below her bosom and sweeps across her waist as it is held back by her right hand. The result is a beautiful statement that highlights her full figure even under the weight of her thick robe.