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Terracotta relief of Aphrodite

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
4th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, South Italian, Tarentine
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 1 1/4in. (23.5 x 26.7 x 3.2cm)
Classification:
Terracottas
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1910
Accession Number:
10.210.43
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 162
The relief, possibly from a small altar, depicts Aphrodite, the goddess of love, riding over the waves in a chariot drawn by two minor deities, Iris and Zephyros.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 98, 239, pl. 79b, 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. 1190a, 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. 1990. Herakles-Kenchrias, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 5. Iris I, no. 40, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Bencze, Agnes. 2010. "Symposia Tarentina: The Artistic Sources of the First Tarentine Banqueter Terracottas." Babesch: Bulletin Antieke Beschaving, 85: pp. 25-41.

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