Nude statuette of Aphrodite

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D. 364


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis, Temple of Aphrodite

Dimensions

Overall: 5.9 x 2 x 1.5 cm (2 5/16 x 13/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

88.1110

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Female nude, with long arms extended full length close to the sides. Broken off through the legs just above the knees. Back a good deal battered. Dirty-worn white but showing traces of color in some places. Wears a head piece. Crude features.

Provenance

From Naukratis, Temple of Aphrodite. 1886-7: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; December 22, 1887, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: June 2, 2009)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription