Statuette of Capitoline Aphrodite
Greek or Roman, Eastern Mediterranean
Hellenistic or Imperial Period
3rd century B.C.–1st century A.D.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 064; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).
Height: 17.5 cm (6 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Aphrodite was the goddess of beauty and love. This statuette reflects the fourth century Aphrodite best known from the marble copy in the Museo Capitolino. Mottled brown and green patina.
By 1894: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From the Joseph Sale at Christie's, Feb. 1894. It was labelled: "Found at Corinth, 1876"); February 1895: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA
Gift of Edward Perry Warren