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Head of Aphrodite

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Head of a female figure, probably a goddess. This is the head of a well-known Hellenistic type in terracaottas of East Greece and Asia MInor and it is possible that it depicts Aphrodite. She has her hair arranged in flat waves with a knot on the crown; her large crown (stephane) has a scalloped...

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Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina, from the Metaxas Collection in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, 1st century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 003.

Dimensions

6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7735

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture