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Statuette of Capitoline Aphrodite

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Aphrodite was the goddess of beauty and love. This statuette reflects the fourth century Aphrodite best known from the marble copy in the Museo Capitolino. Mottled brown and green patina.

Provenance

By 1894: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From the Joseph Sale at Christie's, Feb. 1894. It was labelled: "Found at Corinth, 1876"); February 1895: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek or Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Hellenistic or Imperial Period, 3rd century B.C.–1st century A.D.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 064; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

95.75

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture