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Aphrodite unveiled

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An Aphrodite emerging from bath or sea who is lifting her mantle behind her as if from the bath or sea. The dolphin on the rocks beside her identifies her as the goddess of love. The small-scale of the sculpture, only about seven inches high, indicates that it was used as a decorative object in...

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Provenance

By 1903; with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Smyrna. Found quite close to Smyrna.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24,1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Roman, Imperial Period, A.D. 140–240

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 177; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111-112 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height (with plinth): 20.2 cm (7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.760

Medium or Technique

Marble, fine-grained white, of a dull tone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture