Statuette of Aphrodite with open palms
Late Hellenistic Period
1st century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 061; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 119 (additional published references).
Figure (a) without base: 18.1 cm (7 1/8 in.) Figure with base (a-b): 24.1 x 9.2 cm (9 1/2 x 3 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
She stands on her right foot, with left leg bent and left foot drawn back. The head is inclined, and the palms are open. The circular pedestal with ornate moldings was made for a statuette somewhat larger than this and is late Hellenistic or Graeco-Roman in workmanship. Both thumbs missing. Olive patina. Some corrosion.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; January 19, 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 74,100.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 04.6-04.37)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund