Marble statuette of Aphrodite Anadyomene (rising) type

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
late 2nd century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Marble, Island
Dimensions:
H. 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of John W. Cross, 1950
Accession Number:
50.10
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.

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC). 1984. Vol. 2: Aphrodisias-Athena. "Aphrodite," p. 59, no. 482, pl. 47, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.