Figurine of Capitoline Aphrodite

Greek or Roman
Late Hellenistic or Roman Imperial
1st century B.C. or 1st–2nd A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 065; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 31.3 x 8.6 cm (12 5/16 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

00.313

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Aphrodite stands on a circular, molded base and wears earrings consisting of gold spirals with pearl drops. There were double bracelets on her upper arms. Left leg broken just above the ankle (nothing missing; repaired without restoration). The arms have been reattached with wax.

Provenance

By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; by 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: from Beyrout according to both Tysz. & Fröhner in conversations with E.P.W.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund