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Nude Aphrodite with Stephane

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Statuette of nude standing Aphrodite. She is resting her weight on her left leg; she has her hair tied up in a knot behind and she is wearing a small stephane. On the neck she has 'Venus wrinkles'. Her right arm is extended horizontally to the side and her left hand is raised towards her face....

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From the Hoffmann and van Branteghem Collections (Burlington Exhibition 1888, p. 87, no. 216, pl. 43); purchased in London by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period, 150–125 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Myrina, Aeolis, Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 007.


28.7 cm (11 5/16 in.)

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The Ancient World