Aphrodite, leaning on a pillar, wears a diadem and an earring of twisted gold strands in her left ear. Her tunic and the cloak around her hips are richly draped, with the left shoulder strap slipping from her shoulder. The exposed breast signifies both the erotic and maternal roles of the goddess of love.
Her left forearm and hand are missing, and her bent right arm, extended upward, probably once held a scepter. The patina is dark green and lustrous.
Statuette of Aphrodite
- Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.
- Place of Manufacture
- Eastern Mediterranean
- Overall: 17.7 x 8.9 x 2.9 cm (6 15/16 x 3 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.) Other (with base): 20.2cm (7 15/16in.)
- Medium or Technique
- Bronze and gold
- Accession Number
- Out on loan