Esquiline Venus, roman work, 1st century BC, Hall of the Horti Lamiani, Capitol Museum, Rome. This statue was excavated in Rome in 1874. Its missing arms have not been restored, although Edward Poynter painted his Diadumene, 1884, to show how they might have looked. He believed the statue originally showed a woman binding her hair with a strip of fabric in preparation for a bath, partly because the remains of the little finger of her left hand were visible on the back of her head, suggesting her left arm was raised to hold her hair in place, whilst the right hand hold the fabric. other elements in the sculpture (a serpent around an Egiptian vase, and roses) suggest that it could be identifyied also as an Venus/Isis, derivated from the composite Roman religion that absorbed traces from other cultures like as the Egiptian and Greek.