This marble depicts a female figure standing with right foot on small plinth and vase beside left leg. She holds up her hair, in detailed braids, with her left hand while she holds a sponge to her thigh with the other hand. Her right foot stands on a small plinth and beside her right leg is a vase placed to stable the composition in marble. This work is strongly classical in inspiration; it is an important and very early piece of French neo-classicism. Reflecting the fact that it was made in Rome where Poncet was clearly in touch with artists in the circle of Gavin Hamilton such as the sculptor Tobias Serghells. He was no doubt also influenced by the ideas of Winckelmann.