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Statuette of Aphrodite

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Aphrodite, goddess of love, leaning on a pillar. She leans against a square pillar which rises to her left elbow. She wears a chiton, himation, and diadem. Traces of gold on the drapery. Missing: object held in left hand, three fingers of left hand, sceptre held in right hand. A large hole...

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Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London: came from Asia Minor.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

Place of Manufacture

Asia Minor (?)

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm (4 15/16 x 2 9/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.8187

Medium or Technique

Silver with gold leaf

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture