The Nymph Egeria lived in Aricia, and was the wife of Numa. From grief at the death of her husband she wasted away in tears, and was changed into a fountain by Diana. The artist has represented her holding a vase for water at the fountain. [P. 8; see entry 00200154 for related commentary.]
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