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Statuette of Aphrodite

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Her left hand probably held some object. The hair is carried up to a knot on the crown. She wears a thin, sleeveless chiton, a himation, and shoes. The back is rather flat and less carefully finished than the front. The left hand and the front of the right foot are missing. The head has been...

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Provenance

By 1900: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: S. Italy); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Hellenistic Period, about 325–300 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 052; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 108 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Overall: 54.6 x 17.8 x 11.4 cm (21 1/2 x 7 x 4 1/2 in.) Weight: 10.9 kg (24 lb.)

Accession Number

00.305

Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from Mount Pentelikon, near Athens

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture