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Torso of Aphrodite

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The front part of the torso is preserved; the back has been rounded off. Remains of drapery at the hips have also been worked off. There are traces of a small support on the right side at the level of the breast. There are minor surface damages. All indications are that Aphrodite or a nymph was...

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Loaned by J. T. Coolidge, Sept. 19, 1904.

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, about 125–25 B.C. (after a Greek type of the 4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 098; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 109 (additional published references).


Height: 58 cm (22 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble probably from the Greek island of Paros


The Ancient World