Statuette of Aphrodite
Early Hellenistic Period
about 325–300 B.C.
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 052; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 108 (additional published references).
Overall: 54.6 x 17.8 x 11.4 cm (21 1/2 x 7 x 4 1/2 in.) Weight: 10.9 kg (24 lb.)
Medium or Technique
Marble, probably from Mount Pentelikon, near Athens
Not On View
Her left hand probably held some object. The hair is carried up to a knot on the crown. She wears a thin, sleeveless chiton, a himation, and shoes. The back is rather flat and less carefully finished than the front.
The left hand and the front of the right foot are missing. The head has been broken off and refastened, with restoration of part of the neck. The remains of the plinth are imbedded in a modern stone base. The surface, especially that of the head, is corroded and covered with a reddish brown patina.
By 1900: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: S. Italy); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, February 1900
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund