Statuette of Aphrodite

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
about 325–300 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 052; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 108 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Overall: 54.6 x 17.8 x 11.4 cm (21 1/2 x 7 x 4 1/2 in.) Weight: 10.9 kg (24 lb.)

Accession Number

00.305

Medium or Technique

Marble, probably from Mount Pentelikon, near Athens

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Her left hand probably held some object. The hair is carried up to a knot on the crown. She wears a thin, sleeveless chiton, a himation, and shoes. The back is rather flat and less carefully finished than the front.
The left hand and the front of the right foot are missing. The head has been broken off and refastened, with restoration of part of the neck. The remains of the plinth are imbedded in a modern stone base. The surface, especially that of the head, is corroded and covered with a reddish brown patina.

Provenance

By 1900: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: S. Italy); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, February 1900

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund