Bronze statuette of Aphrodite with silver eyes


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164

The bronze statuette of the goddess Aphrodite retains its silver inlaid eyes. The apple she contemplates, held high in her right hand, was probably once gilded. The fruit refers to the prize awarded her by the Trojan prince Paris, who deemed her the fairest of the Greek goddesses in the competition depicted on the lekythos nearby.

Bronze statuette of Aphrodite with silver eyes, Bronze, Greek

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