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Aphrodite and Priapos

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Terracotta group of Aphrodite accompanied by a small ithyphallic figure; this figure has been recognised as Priapos or Tychon; there are both standing on a rectangular base. Aphrodite is looking to the right and wringing out her hair; her right arm is extending sideways and her left is bent...

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Provenance

By 1886: found on the estate of M. Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary (Myrina); 1887: purchased for MFA by Martin Brimmer; gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, 1887

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer

Roman, Imperial Period, early 1st century A.D.

Findspot

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 009.

Dimensions

26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

87.378

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture