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Head of Aphrodite figurine

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Head of Aphrodite. She wears a broad fillet across the forehead; her hair parted in the middle and gathered in an onkos on top; end of the fillet hangs on the neck on either side. Traces of white slip.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens: said from Smyrna.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, 323–31 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Smyrna, Ionia, Asia Minor

Dimensions

6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7638

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture