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Aphrodite (Capitoline type)

The modern portions of the body have been removed, except for plaster filling some holes in the surface. The statue was broken, restored, and then "de-restored," and now includes the body, a part of the left upper arm, the left leg to below the knee, with a piece of the dolphin's tail attached...

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Provenance

By date unknown: from Gabii (according to Bernoulli, Aphrodite (1873), p. 230, no. 24); by 1845: in a collection in Rome; by 1873: in the Palazzo Valentini (according to Bernoulli); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Palazzo Valentini); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Lazio, Italy

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 166; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).

Accession Number

99.350

Medium or Technique

Marble probably from the Greek island of Paros

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture