Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Marble statue of Aphrodite

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st or 2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 16 5/8 in. (42.2 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1921
Accession Number:
21.88.95
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Small-scale adaptation of a Greek statue type of the 3rd or 2nd century B.C.

Aphrodite brought her hands forward to partially conceal her breasts and pubic area in this version of a statue type that is known today as the Capitoline Aphrodite.
M.E.P. 1924. "Miscellaneous Greek and Roman Sculptures." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 19(10): p. 242.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 149, p. 84, pl. 109a-c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Related Objects

Marble head and torso of Athena

Date: 1st–2nd century A.D. Medium: Marble, Pentelic Accession: 24.97.15 On view in:Gallery 159

Marble statue of a wounded Amazon

Date: 1st–2nd century A.D. Medium: Marble Accession: 32.11.4 On view in:Gallery 153

Marble Statue Group of the Three Graces

Date: 2nd century A.D. Medium: Marble Accession: 2010.260 On view in:Gallery 162

Fragments of a marble statue of the Diadoumenos (youth tying a fillet around his head)

Date: ca. A.D. 69–96 Medium: Marble Accession: 25.78.56 On view in:Gallery 153

Marble statue of a wounded warrior

Date: ca. A.D. 138–181 Medium: Marble Accession: 25.116 On view in:Gallery 153