187 x 104 x 50 cm
early 20th century
The female figure stands with her left leg slightly bent, the left hand is raised, the right one lowered, both palms are open. After its discovery, the Imperial period statue was exhibited together with the statues of the Niobids at the Roman villa of the Medici. This led to its long-time identification as one of the Niobid statues in Florence, and also to its restoration as a Niobid. The treatment of the statue, however, largely differs from that of the pieces in the Florentine Niobid group, it is hardly one of them. It probably represents a Muse, but it may also have been Apollon holding a kithara.