Aphrodite

Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
late 1st century B.C.


Findspot: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina, estate of M.Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 008.

Dimensions

29.5 cm (11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

87.379

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of nude Aphrodite, standing resting her weight on her left leg and having her arms raised; the right one extended sideways, the left bent upwards. She has her head turned to the right probably looking at something that she was originally holding. She wears large earrings and a full wreath; she also wears a disk between her breasts. Missing most of both arms and great right toe. Traces of reddish on hair, pink on body and pink-yellow on wreath.

Brownish-yellow clay.

Provenance

By 1886: found on the estate of M. Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary (Myrina); 1887: purchased for MFA by Martin Brimmer; gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, 1887

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer