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Figurine of Capitoline Aphrodite

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Aphrodite stands on a circular, molded base and wears earrings consisting of gold spirals with pearl drops. There were double bracelets on her upper arms. Left leg broken just above the ankle (nothing missing; repaired without restoration). The arms have been reattached with wax.

Provenance

By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; by 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: from Beyrout according to both Tysz. & Fröhner in conversations with E.P.W.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek or Roman, Late Hellenistic or Roman Imperial, 1st century B.C. or 1st–2nd A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 065; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 31.3 x 8.6 cm (12 5/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.313

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture