Pomona is the Roman goddess of fruit who watched over the orchards. Normally her attribute is an apple carried in the hand, but this sculpture has been given a modern twist, and here she wears a watch, a ring and a bracelet. The outline of a swimsuit is suggested in places and she may be wearing a bathing-cap, which would explain her bald head. Marini was influenced by the work of Aristide Maillol, who made several versions of a Pomona sculpture. Marini's Pomona may be seen as a light-hearted response to the solemn gravity of Maillol's figures.