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Aphrodite

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The tresses, head, and upper part of the neck were evidently made separately and attached (the former into grooves on the shoulders, the latter with a pin). Arms and legs were probably pinned on with iron dowels. One such small dowel remains in the start of the support against the lower left...

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Provenance

By late 1920s: Aimée Lamb Collection (acquired from a private collection [E. P. Warren?]); 1962: loaned to MFA by Aimée Lamb (76.62); gift of Aimée Lamb to MFA, October 8, 1975

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée Lamb

Greco-Roman, Late Hellenistic or Imperial Period, 1st century B.C. to A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 178A; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1975.647

Medium or Technique

Marble, Greek island

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture