Greek, East Greek
Hellenistic Period
late 1st century B.C.

Findspot: Asia Minor, Aeolis, Myrina, estate of M.Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary

Catalogue Raisonné

Burr, Terra-cottas from Myrina (MFA), no. 008.


29.5 cm (11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Statuette of nude Aphrodite, standing resting her weight on her left leg and having her arms raised; the right one extended sideways, the left bent upwards. She has her head turned to the right probably looking at something that she was originally holding. She wears large earrings and a full wreath; she also wears a disk between her breasts. Missing most of both arms and great right toe. Traces of reddish on hair, pink on body and pink-yellow on wreath.

Brownish-yellow clay.


By 1886: found on the estate of M. Aristide-Bey Baltazzi at Kalabassary (Myrina); 1887: purchased for MFA by Martin Brimmer; gift of Martin Brimmer to MFA, 1887

Credit Line

Gift of Martin Brimmer