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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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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).

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Medium or Technique

Marble probably from the Greek island of Paros


The Ancient World