Archaizing

Marble relief. Copenhagen, Glyptothek Ny Carlsberg 841A sculptural style which harked back to the true Archaic of the later 6th and early 5th century, copying and exaggerating the stiff poses and elaborately pleated dress patterns, often making the dress fly off in swallowtails. It appears sporadically in Greece from the later 5th century on, but is especially strong in the 1st century, when older styles were favoured for copying or pastiches, devised for the Roman market: the 'neo-Attic' style.

Above: Marble relief. Copenhagen, Glyptothek Ny Carlsberg 841 © Ny Carlsberg