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ID: 700002267Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
Herm of a Vestal Virgin (herm; Antonio Canova (Italian, 1757 - 1822); 1821 - 1822; J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los A...; 85.SA.353)
Note: With the discovery of the so-called House of the Vestals in Pompeii, Vestal Virgins became a popular subject in the 1700s and 1800s. This figure wears a historically accurate cloak, which suggests that Canova researched the subject.
Titles:
Herm of a Vestal Virgin (preferred,C,U,English-P,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
herm [300047170] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, sculpture (visual work), <sculpture by subject type>)
sculpture (visual work) [300047090]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>)
busts (figures) [300047457]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by subject type>, figures (representations))

Classifications:
sculpture (preferred)

Creation Date: 1821 - 1822

Creator Display:
Antonio Canova (Italian, 1757 - 1822) [preferred,JPGM]
Canova, Antonio (Italian sculptor, painter, draftsman, and architect, 1757-1822) [500115339]
Locations:
Current: J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500329598] J. Paul Getty Museum, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 85.SA.353
Other: Creation: Italia [1000080] Europe (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: Marble
marble (rock) [300011443]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by composition>, inorganic material, rock, metamorphic rock)

Dimensions: Object: H: 49.8 x W: 31.9 x D: 24.1 cm (1 ft. 7 5/8 in. x 1 ft. 9/16 in. x 9 1/2 in.)
Cultures:
Italian (preferred)

Style/Period/Group/Movement:
Neoclassical [300021477] (preferred,style)
.....(Styles and Periods Facet, Styles and Periods, <styles| periods| and cultures by region>, European, <European styles and periods>, <modern European styles and movements>)

General Subject:
human figure(s) (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
vestal virgin [300379898]
.....(Agents Facet, People, people (agents), <people by occupation>, people in the humanities, <people in religion and related occupations>, people in religion, clergy, <ancient Greek and Roman clergy>) (AAT)
Ancient Roman [300020533]
.....(Styles and Periods Facet, Styles and Periods, <styles| periods| and cultures by region>, Early Western World, Mediterranean (Early Western World), <ancient Italian styles and periods>) (AAT)
woman (female human) [300025943]
.....(Agents Facet, People, people (agents), <people by gender>) (AAT)

Inscriptions: Inscription: Inscribed on the front, "VESTALIS".
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Sources and Contributors:
Herm of a Vestal Virgin........ [JPGM]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Subject: ....... [JPGM,VP]
Note:
English ..... [VP]
..... J. Paul Getty Museum, collections online (2000-)
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