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A statue of Nemesis, the goddess of heavenly revenge.  She is mainly depicted as the force that punishes intemperance, overconfidence, and extravagant good fortune.

Here she wears a "peplos" that leaves her left breast exposed.  Notice how her sheer garment ("drapery") clings to her body that is clearly visible underneath it.  Her weight rests on her left leg, the right is flexed, and at her feet is a griffin—a winged, lion-bodied, bird-headed creature.

Late second century A.D. of Dokimeion marble.  Found in the Upper Agora at Sagalassos.

Compare the almost exact same statue, but headless, found at Perge.