The position of the figure can refer to the typically Greek and Roman practice of reclining to dine, drink and converse. Traces of the original pigmentation of a bright pink, red, yellow and white are visible on the figure’s body and face. All Greek sculptural production was originally polychrome. Few examples of statues and statuettes have come down to modern times in their original condition with their polychromy intact.
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