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Marble statuette of Aphrodite

Period:
Imperial
Date:
1st–2nd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Francis Neilson, 1942
Accession Number:
42.201.8
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
Roman copy or adaptation of a Greek work of the 4th century B.C. known as the Aphrodite of Knidos

This small figure gives an impression of the sinuous grace that made the cult statue of Aphrodite in her sanctuary at Knidos so famous throughout antiquity.
Said to have been found in Asia Minor

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 107, 246, pl. 86h, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 146, p. 83, pl. 107, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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