Aphrodite

Roman
Imperial Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 180; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 23.2 cm (9 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

61.1408

Medium or Technique

Marble resembling alabaster

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Aphrodite has a dolphin-like support at her left side. Her himation is arranged around her lower limbs, and four ringlets of hair remain on the back of her neck.
The torso, drapery, and lower limbs have a yellow coloring, on relatively undeteriorated surfaces.

Provenance

By 1961: Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt Collection (from Egypt); gift of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt to MFA, December 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Godfrey Peckitt