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Marble statuette of Aphrodite Anadyomene (rising) type

late 2nd century B.C.
Marble, Island
H. 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of John W. Cross, 1950
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
Said to be from Rhodes

This marble image of Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, was originally adorning herself with one arm raised to her hair, the other holding some object like a mirror or ointment vase.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 152, p. 85, pl. 110, 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. 1984. Aphrodisias-Athena, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 2. Aphrodite, no. 482, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

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