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Eirene and Ploutos, frontal view

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Eirene and Ploutos, head of Eirene, left profile

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Eirene and Ploutos, head of Eirene

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Eirene and Ploutos, detail of Ploutos

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Eirene and Ploutos, right profile

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Statue of Eirene and Ploutos (Roman copy after an original by Kephisodotos...

Collection: Munich, Glyptothek
Title: Eirene and Ploutos
Context: Probably from Rome
Findspot: Found at Appia Antica, Villa dei Quintili
Summary: Eirene with the infant Ploutos
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Free-standing statue
Category: Original/copies
Style: Late Classical
Technique: In-the-round
Original or Copy: Copy
Original: Eirene and Ploutos type
Date: ca. 375 BC - ca. 360 BC

H (incl. plinth) 2.06 m; H (figure) 2.01 m; W 0.70 m; D (max., at kolpos) 0.48 m; H (face, chin to hairband) 0.215 m.

Scale: Over life-size
Region: Latium
Period: Late Classical

Subject Description:

Eirene standing nearly frontal, with her weight on her left leg, and her right leg relaxed, wearing a peplos, a himation draped over both shoulders (seemingly attached where peplos is fastened), long hair, some rolled around a taenia, ampyx revealing itself at front, earrings (metal attachments?), and thick-soled sandals, turns her head to a 3/4-view, tilted down, to look at the baby Ploutos, cradled in her left arm, along with the keras; Ploutos, seated 3/4-view to the left, wearing a himation draped over his knees, lower legs, and thighs where he sits on the arm of Eirene, legs crossed, with his head shown in 3/4-back-view to the left, tilted up to look at Eirene, reaches his right arm up to Eirene, and his left arm down at his side.

Condition: Nearly complete

Condition Description:

Restored from one large and many small fragments, preserving all of 2-figure group except for the right arm of Eirene (broken at shoulder, and plastered over), left hand of Eirene (broken off at her wrist) and left thigh of Ploutos: now a rounded surface smoothed with modern plaster and chisel-tooth marks [presumably from modern restoration]); missing two of Eirene's toes (largest and smallest) on right foot, nose, and one ringlet on left shoulder, a well as most of plinth (sawed off in angular fashion around hem of Eirene).

Material Description:

White, medium-grained marble

Collection History: Formerly in the Villa Albani. Brought to Paris after 1798. Acquired for the Glyptothek in 1815.

Sources Used: Vierneisel-Schlörb 1979, no. 25

Other Bibliography: Boardman 1995, fig. 24; LIMC, 3.703 s.v. Eirene no. 8, pl. 541 (E. Simon); Bieber 1977, 104f.; Jung 1976, 103 nos. 1 and 4; Robertson 1975, 383-87; La Rocca 1974, 113 no. 1 (and no. 6), figs. 4-6; Pollitt 1972, 151-52, fig. 63; Richter 1970d, fig. 659, 633; Helbig, 4.3326 (H. v. Steuben); Hamdorf 1964, 107 nos. 397d and 401a, 110 no. 435a1; Hibbs 1961, 80, figs. 98-99; Grossman 1959, 238-39 n. FS17; Visconti 1885, pl. 73, 240; H. Brunn, "Über die sogenannte Leukothea in der Glyptothek Sr. Majestät König Ludwigs I," in H. Bulle and H. Brunn eds., Heinrich Brunn's Kleine Schriften 2 (Leipzig 1905 [1867]) 328-40; BrBr, 43