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Marble statuette of Aphrodite

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
3rd–2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 15 3/4 in. (40 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Francis Neilson, 1942
Accession Number:
42.201.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
Aphrodite is shown wrapping around herself a strophion, a wide band of cloth that served as support for the breasts.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 157, pp. 86-87, pls. 113a-c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1981–1999. Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vols. 1-8. Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1984. Aphrodisias-Athena, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 2. Aphrodite, no. 505; Aphrodite, no. 170, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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