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Figurine of half-draped Aphrodite

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Aphrodite's himation is knotted around her thighs and falls in thick folds to her feet. Her left hand is preserved, holding a phiale on top of the rectangular, fluted, and molded pillar which is against her left side. A small amphora is set against the front of this support. The figure is very...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for $ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription

Greek, Hellenistic or Greco-Roman Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 101.

Dimensions

15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.314

Medium or Technique

Stone; a yellowish, white marble-like alabaster

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture