Palazzo Massimo - Dancer of Tivoli

The sculpture portrays a female figure in a dynamic act of dancing, probably to the rhytm of double flute (aulos)  held between her hands and missing here. This statue type, also known from other Roman copies, is thought to be a portrait of Praxilla, the Greek poet (5th century BCE) depicted in a bronze statue by the sculptor Lysippos (ca. 320 BCE

Hadrianic period (117-138 CE).

(museum info card)

Rome, July 2015