Statuette of Aphrodite

Greek or Roman
Late Hellenistic or Imperial Period
1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor (?)

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 cm (4 15/16 x 2 9/16 x 1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.8187

Medium or Technique

Silver with gold leaf

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Aphrodite, goddess of love, leaning on a pillar. She leans against a square pillar which rises to her left elbow. She wears a chiton, himation, and diadem. Traces of gold on the drapery. Missing: object held in left hand, three fingers of left hand, sceptre held in right hand. A large hole in the back, filled with shellac.

Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London: came from Asia Minor.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund