Aphrodite With a Goose

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


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 004.

Dimensions

23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7741

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Statuette of a nude Aphrodite and a goose on a high molded plinth. Aphrodite is standing having her weight on the right leg and the left is placed a little to the back; She is holding out her himation behind her with both hands. Two strings of round disks are crossed between breasts. She wears a stephane with a scalloped edge and a radiated outer segment. Pink and blue on modius; red on hair; traces of cream color on the body of Aphrodite, and the goose; red on the base. The front of the base largely restored.

Pinkish-red clay.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Myrina, from the Metaxas Collection in Athens); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution