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Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE C: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Flora Farnese
Alternate Title:
Large Flora
Image View:
Detail, left arm holding flowers is a modern replacement
Creator:
Carlo Albacini (Italian restorer, active 1780-1807); unknown (Roman (ancient) sculptor)
Location:
repository: Museo Archeologico Nazionale (Naples, Campania, Italy) 6409
Location Note:
Piazza Museo, 19; Farnese Collection
GPS:
40.853378 14.250486
Date:
2nd century CE (creation)
Cultural Context:
Roman (ancient)
Style Period:
Imperial (Roman)
Work Type 1:
sculpture (visual work)
Classification:
Sculpture and Installations
Material:
white marble; plaster
Technique:
carving (processes)
Subjects:
human figure; mythology (Classical); Restoration and conservation
Description:
The so-called Flora Farnese is a colossal statue which is part of the Farnese Collection (MANN inv. 6409). It is a Roman creation that refers to Greek prototypes of the 5th century CE. It is datable to the 2nd century CE for the belt knotted low at the hips which was a Roman fashion of that era. It captures the sinuous movements of the body covered by a thin, almost transparent dress that adheres to it as if it were wet. The statue was restored (left hand, right arm with flowers, neck) by C. Albacini as Flora (or Pomona) because of the presence of flowers on the cloak. (Source: Naples National Archaeological Museum [website]; https://www.museoarc heologiconapoli.it/e n/)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module C: World Art
Identifier:
7A3-R-NAM-FM-A07
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Flora Farnese