Aphrodite

Greek
Hellenistic Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 097.

Dimensions

Height: 6.9 cm (2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.4502

Medium or Technique

Marble, crystalline, gray, not unlike Thasian

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The end of the nose is damaged, and the other surfaces are relatively corroded or pitted, not unpleasingly so. The hair is drawn into a knot at the back and is bound with a fillet, which has been wound twice around it. This head must come from a very small statuette, perhaps representing Aphrodite. There is a certain visual kinship with the Bartlett Aphrodite of the fourth century B.C.

Provenance

By 1912: with E. P. Warren; gift of E. P. Warren to MFA, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren