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Statuette of Aphrodite wringing out her hair (Anadyomene)

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Nude female figure of Aphrodite Anadyomene arranging her long hair, based on a Hellenistic prototype. The goddess of love and beauty, is shown drying herself after being born full-grown from the sea. In Greek the theme is entitled "Aphrodite Anadyomene," and the birth was thought to have taken...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Mohammad Yeganeh, Bundenweg 7, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (according to his invoice of June 1, 1982: allegedly found in Asia Minore); purchased by MFA from Mohammad Yeganeh, June 9, 1982

Credit Line

Classical Department Exchange Fund

Greek or Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Hellenistic or Imperial Period, 100 B.C.–A.D. 70

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 024.

Dimensions

Overall: 55 cm (21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1982.286

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture