Nude Aphrodite with Stephane
Greek, East Greek
Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina
Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 007.
28.7 cm (11 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Statuette of nude standing Aphrodite. She is resting her weight on her left leg; she has her hair tied up in a knot behind and she is wearing a small stephane. On the neck she has ‘Venus wrinkles’. Her right arm is extended horizontally to the side and her left hand is raised towards her face. The right arm from elbow down is missing. Traces of color on stephane and hair.
From the Hoffmann and van Branteghem Collections (Burlington Exhibition 1888, p. 87, no. 216, pl. 43); purchased in London by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24, 1903
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900