Marble statue of Themis from Rhamnous
ca. 300 BC.
Larger than life-size statue of Themis, made of Pentelic marble, preserved together with its low base. It was found, in 1890, in Rhamnous in the small temple of Nemesis, known as the temple of Themis. The goddess is depicted standing, her weight carried on her left leg, while the relaxed right leg is bent at the knee and drawn to the side. Her head is turned slightly to her right. She wears a sleeved chiton, girt beneath the breasts, and a himation that covers the larger part of her body and is gathered in thick folds on her left arm. According to the inscription carved on the front side of the base the statue was made by the sculptor Chairestratos from Rhamnous, and dedicated to Themis by Megakles, also from Rhamnous.
Height 2,22 m.