Statuette of Aphrodite with open palms

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
1st century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 061; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Figure (a) without base: 18.1 cm (7 1/8 in.) Figure with base (a-b): 24.1 x 9.2 cm (9 1/2 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

04.8a-b

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

She stands on her right foot, with left leg bent and left foot drawn back. The head is inclined, and the palms are open. The circular pedestal with ornate moldings was made for a statuette somewhat larger than this and is late Hellenistic or Graeco-Roman in workmanship. Both thumbs missing. Olive patina. Some corrosion.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; January 19, 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 74,100.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 04.6-04.37)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund